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2019.09.22 11:52

English lesson: too vs very

It's very hot.
It's too hot.


The first sentence means that the temperature is high.

The second sentence means that you are finding the temperature high. It is relative to or effecting you.

The film is very bad.
The film is too bad.

The first sentence is that the quality of the film is low, it can be your opinion.

The second sentence means it's your opinion that the film is bad and it is effecting you. For example:

"This film is too bad. Can we stop watching?"

Using "very" in place of "too" is okay but if you use "very" you're putting the emphasis on the quality of the film.

It's very noisy in this pub.
It's too noisy in this pub.

The first sentence means that the pub is noisy, it's your opinion but likely to be factual.

The second sentence means that the pub is noisy and it's effecting your enjoyment of the situation.

So, to summarise:

very = factual
too = factual, but it is effecting you or your situation.

Your in watching a TV show with your friend and it's scary. You need to leave the room. What do you say to your friend?
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  • .jk 2019.09.22 11:53

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    Thank you :)
  • masa 2019.09.22 11:56

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    This TV show is too scary. Thanks for this lesson😄
  • Tony 2019.09.22 11:58

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    @masa Perfect.
  • faye 2019.09.22 11:59

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    "This TV show is too scary."🙀
  • Tony 2019.09.22 12:01

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    @faye Yes! Good job.
  • Imhere 2019.09.22 12:02

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    Thank you.🙏✌😁
  • ImDj 2019.09.22 12:03

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    Thank you for your great explanation in English. How about this one, "It's too scary in this TV show for me, therefore I want to leave here as soon as possible."
  • Carolyn 2019.09.22 12:04

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    This post is too useful!😄
  • Tony 2019.09.22 12:07

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    @ImDj If you are watching the TV show you can use the subject "It's" but you don't need to repeat the 'TV show' part of your sentence. Also, if you're talking with your friend, you wouldn't use the 'therefore'.
  • Tony 2019.09.22 12:08

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    @ImDj Here is your sentence: "It's too scary for me. I want to leave as soon as possible."
  • ImDj 2019.09.22 12:09

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    @Tony Oh! I see. Thank you for your good advice.
  • Tony 2019.09.22 12:14

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    @ImDj Always happy to help.
  • SoM.p 2019.09.22 12:23

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    It is very useful for me because I don’t know what are different between of 2 words. Thank you very much for your post. 😊🙏
  • Tony 2019.09.22 12:28

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    @SoM.p Thank you for your comment. Happy to help.
  • Rattanapornรัตนาภรณ์ 2019.09.22 12:30

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    Thank you very much Tony.
  • Rico 2019.09.22 16:07

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    Your explanation is very easy to understand.
  • Tony 2019.09.22 16:08

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    @Rico Thank you Rico.
  • yuka 2019.09.22 18:03

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    What's the difference between "It's very hot." and "It's so hot."?🤔
  • Tony 2019.09.22 18:38

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    @yuka No difference. I think I've done a lesson on it...check my moments and apologies if I haven't.
  • Tony 2019.09.22 18:41

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    @yuka I haven't done a lesson on it, but they are the same. I did a lesson on 'so' vs 'such'.
  • yuka 2019.09.22 23:08

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    @Tony I checked the lesson. Thank you!
  • Yuto 2019.09.23 01:50

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    I didn’t know that!!!!
  • zzZ 2019.09.24 01:58

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    Thank for your great lesson. I wonder using too is only in negative affect or it can use in positive way.
  • Tony 2019.09.24 06:47

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    @zzZ Yes it can. "He is too funny." It's factually correct that he is nice and his 'funniness' is effecting you. Maybe you want to hang out with him more.
  • zzZ 2019.09.24 15:53

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    @Tony I got it. You are too kind! 😊
  • Tony 2019.09.24 16:01

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    @zzZ Ha! Great example...I am ☺
  • Sayeeda 2019.09.28 08:41

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    The TV show is too scary.
  • Tony 2019.09.28 08:42

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    @Sayeeda Perfect. Good job!
  • Sayeeda 2019.09.28 08:43

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    @Tony Thank you very much.

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