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    #1

    too...to...

    As a non-native speaker, sometimes I find it hard for me to judge whether a sentence is natural or unnatural. Shall we compare the following sentences?

    1. You are too young to get married.
    2. It is too cruel to use endangered animals in zoos to make money; without freedom these animals become money-making machines for people.

    One of my friend argues that sentence 1 carries a negative meaning (ie. You are so young that it is not suitable for you to get married), so sentence 2 is incorrect and unnatural. But it seems to me sentence 2 is correct and natural. Please let me know your insight. Thank you so much.
    Last edited by maoyueh; 18-May-2013 at 22:32. Reason: space

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    Re: too...to...

    Both sentences are correct. The adverb "too" modifies the adjective and means "to an excessive degree".

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