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Very means ‘to a great degree’. It is used with an adjective or another adverb in the positive degree.
Very can be used with a present participle used as an adjective.
When used with a superlative or ‘own’, very means ‘in the highest degree’ or ‘absolutely’.
Very is quite common before much.
Too and very
Too does not mean the same as very. Too means ‘more than enough’, ‘more than necessary’ or ‘more than wanted’. Very, on the other hand, has a positive meaning.
However, in an informal style, too can sometimes be used to mean ‘very’.
Very with superlatives
Very can emphasize superlatives and words like first, last and next.
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