too

  • We can use an infinitive structure after too.
      [too + adjective/adverb + infinitive]
      He’s too old to work.
      It’s too cold to play tennis.
      We arrived too late to have dinner.

    We can also use a structure with for + object + infinitive.

      [too + adjective/adverb + for + object + infinitive]
      It’s too late for the pubs to be open.
      The runway’s too short for planes to land.
  • We can modify too with much, a lot, far, a little, a bit or rather.
      much too old (NOT very too old) a little too confident a lot too big a bit too soon
      far too ycung rather too often
  • Don’t confuse too and too much. We do not use too much before an adjective without a noun, or an adverb.
      You are too kind to me. (NOT . . . too much kind to me.)
      I arrived too early (NOT too much early )
  • Don’t confuse too and very. Too means ‘more than enough’, ‘more than necessary’. Compare:
      He’s a very intelligent child.
      He’s too intelligent for his class — he’s not learning anything.
      It was very cold, but we went out.
      It was too cold to go out, so we stayed at home.