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    #1

    I didn't know him ...

    I didn't know him ......., but I was still upset when he died
    too well
    good enough

    why too well?

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    #2

    Re: Quite confusing!

    See response #3 in your similar post Good-or-well-What-s-the-rule. See if you can work out the answer, and post back.
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    #3

    Re: Quite confusing!

    No, I am still confused! 'Too' is used for negative consequences such as:
    Today is too hot! - means the heat is annoying
    Today is very hot! - you may be at the beach or some pleasant place
    I don't know him too well doesn't make sense because this isn't a negative situation!

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    #4

    Re: Quite confusing!

    Why do you think 'too' is only for negative situations? That is not the case.

    See definition #2c here.
    Last edited by Skrej; 12-Feb-2017 at 19:29. Reason: added dictionary link, then corrected reference
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    #5

    Re: I didn't know him ...

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying and should be unique and specific to their thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Quite confusing!

    this link you sent me shows 'too' is for negative situations

    The offer is too good to refuse - means if I refuse, it won't be good for me!

    Take a look at http://www.english-for-students.com/too.html

    The candidate is too smart, it has a negative connotation.

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    #7

    Re: Quite confusing!

    Too can mean "excessively", as in the page you linked to. It can also mean very, as in the test question in post #1.
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    #8

    Re: Quite confusing!

    Yes, but in a negative connotation as it says!

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    #9

    Re: Quite confusing!

    There is no negative connotation in I didn't know him too well. You could replace "too" with very without changing the meaning at all.
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