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Too, Too Many, Too Much

Fill in the blanks.

1. She is ……………. young to know better.

too
too much
too many

Note the pattern too…to.

2. It is far …………… hot to go out now.

too
too much
too many

We cannot use too much or too many before adjectives without nouns.

3. We arrived …………….. late to watch the show.

too
too much
too many

We cannot use too much or too many before adjectives without nouns.

4. It is ……………. early for the shops to be open.

too
too many
too much

We cannot use too much before adverbs.

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5. The tea is too hot …………..

to drink
to drink it
Either could be used here

Objects are usually omitted after the infinitive in this construction.

6. The tea is too hot for us …………………..

to drink
to drink it
Either could be used here

Object pronouns are possible after the infinitive in structures with for.

7. You are ……………… young to live on your own.

far too
far too much
too much

Most expressions that can modify comparatives can also modify too.

8. I could not lift the bag because it was ………………. heavy.

too
too much
too many

We cannot use too much or too many before adjectives without nouns.

9. He does not like …………………..

women who are too tall


too tall women
Either could be used here

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We cannot use too before adjective + noun.

10. You put ……………… sugar in the tea.

too
too much
too many

We use too much before uncountable nouns.

11. I am getting ……………….. calls from marketers these days

too many
too much
too

We use too many before countable nouns.

12. You will look more beautiful if you stop wearing ……………….. make-up.

too
too many
too much

We use too much before uncountable nouns.

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Answers

1. She is too young to know better.


2. It is far too hot to go out now.
3. We arrived too late to watch the show.
4. It is too early for the shops to be open.
5. The tea is too hot to drink.
6. The tea is too hot for us to drink (it).
7. You are far too young to live on your own.

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Too, Too Many, Too Much

8. I could not lift the bag because it was too heavy.


9. He does not like women who are too tall.
10. You put too much sugar in the tea.
11. I am getting too many calls from marketers these days.
12. You will look more beautiful if you stop wearing too much make-up.

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