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Too and Very

Both Too and Very are intensifiers. They are used to make adjectives and adverbs stronger- but they don’t mean the same thing. 

When we use very, it’s not clear whether what we are describing is a good or a bad thing. 

  • The car is very

This could be a good thing: ‘the car is old and beautiful’. (It’s a classic) It could also be a bad thing: ‘the car is old and might breakdown’.

When we use too, it means there’s a problem

  • The car is too

This is a bad thing. ‘the car is too old and might breakdown’.

Hi, I’m Louis from………………. Today I’m going to tell you how to use too and very.

Too and Very are both intensifiers We use Too and Very to make an adjective, or an adverb stronger – but they don’t mean the same thing.  

For example:   Very

The car is very old. That could be a good thing. It’s beautiful. Or it could be a bad thing – It’s ugly.

Let’s take a look at: Too

 If we use too then it means, it’s a problem. We could say “the car is too old’. It means the car is old and might breakdown. It’s a problem! 

We can say Very describes a good or bad thing and Too a problem.


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