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    #1

    too much

    Hi,

    Please, clarify the difference between 'too much' and 'much too'.

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    #2

    Re: too much

    But can't much too be used as a synonym of very or excessively? OK, that's the meaning of too, but isn't much used in front sometimes for emphasis?

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    Re: too much

    sorry, not clear

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    #4

    Re: too much

    1. If there was a lot of something, and the amount was excessive, we had too much of it:

    I ate too much pasta last night.
    There is far too much drunkenness among young people today
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    If the something is plural, then we use too many:

    I drank too many cocktails last night,
    He has been drunk too many times for us to overlook this last incident.


    2. 'much' can intenisfy 'too' (near synonym' - 'far'):

    I was much too greedy last night.
    It was much too loud for me.

    3. 'much too' can itself be intensified by 'much':

    I ate much too much pasta last night.

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