The Adverb Too

The adverb too goes before the adjectives and adverbs it modifies.

  • She drives too fast.
  • She spoke too slowly.
  • The weather was too hot.
  • Her performance was too lousy.

The adverb too is often followed by an infinitive structure.

  • She is too old to enter school.
  • It is too hot to go out.

The infinitive structure can be preceded by for + noun / pronoun.

  • The tea is too hot for me to drink. (Here the phrase for me is actually the subject of the infinitive to drink.)
  • The problem was too difficult for them to solve.

Too can mean also. In this case, it goes after the adverb and is usually set off with a comma.

  • She is beautiful. She is intelligent, too. (= She is also intelligent.)
  • She not only sings; she plays the piano, too. (= She also plays the piano.)

Manjusha Nambiar

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