The Quick Answer
Too is used in expressions like too chubby and too expensive to give the idea of in excess or more than it should be.
Too Meaning In Excess or Overly
There is sometimes confusion over the words too
. The word too
has two uses. The one covered on this page is the use of too
meaning in excess
, or more than it should be
All the uses of too
are shown in the lesson the difference between to and too
My Labrador eats too much and is too chubby.
(eats more than it should
and is chubbier than it should be
Karen cannot reach Southampton in an hour; it is too far.
of what she can achieve in a hour)
I tried to catch you, but I was too slow.
slow or slower than I should have been
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
(cannot be overly
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)
(more people than you should be able to
and more times than you should be able to
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do
them in. (Bradley's Bromide)
powerful or powerful in excess
Summary of To and Too
This infographic summarises the different uses of to