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He is too busy to talk, isn't he?
I think 'too..to' expresses positive and 'rather' expresses negative.
Is it OK?
Three years ago, I read this notice 'too + adj. + to + inf.' expresses positive. e.g. This book was too expensive, but I bought it. And 'rather' expresses negative. e.g. This book was rather expensive, so I couldn't buy it.
Is this notice grammatically correct?
See here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rather
fadysandy, this is the third thread you've posted with the same unhelpful title.
A better title for this thread would have been isn't he?
Extract from the Posting Guidelines:
'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'