too [ tu ] adverb ***
Too is used in the following ways:
as an ordinary adverb (before an adjective or adverb or before much, many, few, etc.):
You're too young to understand politics.
as a way of showing how a sentence, clause, or phrase is related to what has just been said:
We're going to the park. Can I come too?
1. ) more than is necessary or acceptable:
You're driving too fast.
too much/many: You've put too much sugar in my coffee.
a bit too/a little too: I don't trust Hilary she's a little too smart.
too...for someone: It's a really violent film too scary for seven-year-old kids.
a ) so much of a particular quality that something is not possible: do something: I was too excited to sleep.
It's too cold to sit outside.
too...for something: I'm getting too old for dangerous sports like hockey.
too...for someone to do: The table was too heavy for one person to carry.
much/far/way too: They rarely have meals together. They're far too busy.
be too much for someone (=be more than someone can deal with or bear): The sight of so much suffering was too much for him.
2. ) => NOTE used after mentioning an additional person, thing, or fact to show that they are also included in what you are saying:
I'm starting to feel hungry. Me too.
Helen's got a beautiful voice she's a pretty good dancer too.
Taking bribes is immoral. It's bad policy too!
Of course, our customers complain, but we too have our problems.
3. ) SPOKEN used for emphasizing that something is true when someone does not believe it. This is used especially by children:
You don't know how to change a tire. I do too.
4. ) used for emphasis at the end of a comment, when you are adding your opinion about what has just been said:
Well, now he's in jail and a good thing too!
all/only too
used for emphasizing that you wish that something did not happen so much or that something was not true:
All too often it is the victim who gets blamed.
the all too familiar story of a man ruined by his own ambition
only too easy/true/apparent etc.: They discovered that unfortunately the rumor was only too true.
know only too well: I knew only too well how dangerous the operation might be.
be only too glad/pleased/happy (to do something)
to be very willing to do something:
I'd be only too happy to help.
not too SPOKEN
not very:
How are you feeling? Oh, not too bad.
Barbara won't be too pleased if we get there late.
you're too kind/generous SPOKEN FORMAL
used for thanking someone in a way that is very polite but not completely sincere:
There'll be a reward for you, Burton. You are too kind, sir.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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