英会話・英語 アミック Too and Very
Too and Very
Both too and very are intensifiers. They are used to make adjectives and adverbs stronger.
When we use very, it’s not clear whether what we are describing is a good or a bad thing.
- The building is very old.
This could be a good thing: ‘the building is old and beautiful’. It could also be a bad thing: ‘the building is old and falling down’.
When we use too, it means there’s a problem.
- The building is too old.
This is a bad thing. The building is too old. It might fall down and could be dangerous.