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    true meaning

    It is obvious that you cannot be too diligent.

    = It is better for you to become more diligent ?
    = you are too diligent so you cannot be that ?

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    #2

    Re: true meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    It is obvious that you cannot be too diligent.
    Read like this:
    It is obvious, you cannot be too diligent.

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    Re: true meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    It is obvious that you cannot be too diligent.

    = It is better for you to become more diligent ?
    = you are too diligent so you cannot be that ?
    Hi, kelvin,

    I don't think your interpretations are correct, and "it is obvious that you cannot be too diligent" says as it says.

    PS: neither a native speaker nor an English teacher.

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    Re: true meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    It is obvious that you cannot be too diligent.

    = It is better for you to become more diligent ?
    = you are too diligent so you cannot be that ?
    It means that you can be very diligent, as diligent as you like, it is not possible to be too diligent.

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    #5

    Re: true meaning

    Can't "..... cannot....too...." mean it is better to do more and more?

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    #6

    Re: true meaning

    I would use it if I wanted to say that it is always better to be more diligent, so there is no point at which more diligence becomes a bad thing. In other words: I would mean that the adverb 'too' can't be used to modify the the adjective 'diligent'.

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    Re: true meaning

    From diligence you can't have enough.

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    Re: true meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    From Of diligence you can't have enough.
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