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    jiaruchan is offline Member
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    too much to see

    An Chinese English show host brags his show to have a lot of contents

    He says: our show has too much to see.

    Is that right?

    too....to

    Thank you.

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    Re: too much to see

    "Too" is correct but I'm not sure what the host means. Does he mean that there is so much that it cannot be presented in the time allowed? If so, then it seems OK. If he means that there is simply a lot of information then, I think it would be better to use "a lot".
    Last edited by billmcd; 10-May-2010 at 14:27. Reason: typo

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    Re: too much to see

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    An Chinese English show host brags his show to have a lot of contents

    He says: our show has too much to see.

    Is that right?

    too....to

    Thank you.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Jiaruchan.

    (1) I believe that the host made the same mistake that many learners make:

    LEARNER: Oh, my, it is too hot today!

    S/he probably meant: It is so hot today!/ It is very hot today!

    When you use "too," you usually need some words to explain the "too":

    Teacher, it is too hot today (to take the scheduled test. May we take the test tomorrow instead, please?).

    *****

    Thus (only my opinion), the TV host should have said:

    Wow! Our show has so much to present today. / Our show really has a lot to present today.

    If he had wanted to use "too," he could have said:

    Wow! Our show has too much to present during the short time that we have today, but we will try to present as much as (it is) possible to show in one hour.

    Have a nice day!

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    jiaruchan is offline Member
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    Re: too much to see

    He said that at the beginning of the show, and I believe what he meant is the viewers would have so much to view in the next 50-minute program.

    He is quite known as a Chinglish host.

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