Too, Very vs Much – Usage Guide to Write Correct Sentences

While studying English, you might come across words that would be having an alternative and it would create confusion. The confusion arises because you would be finding everything correct. But as per the English Guidelines, not all words would fit in properly.

In this session, we would be helping you to understand the difference between such words and would also share some tip which would help you to understand the correct usage to those words.

For instance, when you are having a house party at your home, and you need to make sure whether the ordered sandwiches would be enough for everyone or there would be some extra. If you are ordering then the word used here should be ‘too much’ or ‘very much’?

But before moving towards understanding the difference between the words ‘Too’, ‘Much’ and ‘Very’ we need to check the basic definition of the words.

Too, Very, Much – Meanings Of The Words

  • Too: to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible; excessively.
  • Much: to a great extent; a great deal.
  • Very: emphasizing an extreme point in time or space.

By knowing the definition of all the three words you could notice that they are almost similar to each other. But the difference would be analyzed when the words are being used in a sentence. In this blog or session, you would be able to know the basic difference between the words and also their application in different scenarios.

Now you need to look at the two sentences and identify how are they different?

A: It is very cold outside.

B: It is too cold outside.

Statement A is simple which is describing the outside temperature is quite cold. Whereas statement B is trying to portray some difficulty by justifying that due to the cold temperature outside no one is happy.

Example Sentences with the Use of Too, Very and Much

Here we will see different examples to learn the usage of these confused words and understand what role they play modifying (adverb, adjective or noun) in a sentence.

Let’s see how ‘Too’ is used in sentences using following Examples

  • She had to move a few things to make room, but that wasn’t too
  • I’m too warm in this one.
  • It’s not too late to change your mind.
  • I was thinking about adopting a few wild horses from out west where they have too
  • Might you go too, Alfonso?
  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
  • The conductor, too, was kind.
  • Is it too far to go to Austin? she asked.
  • Well, don’t get too extravagant.

Let’s now jump into the List of example sentences to understand the use of ‘Very’ while writing.

  • You love him very
  • You’re a very interesting person.
  • It’s a very small window.
  • My brother is very tall.
  • The police found them out very soon.
  • I had a very good time in India.
  • Thank you very much for coming to see me.
  • The whale is a very large mammal that lives in the sea.
  • The play went very well on the whole.
  • He’s very rigid in his ideas on marriage.
  • When a dog is very hungry, it devours its food.
  • Now I am very interested in the Italian Renaissance.
  • There’s very little money coming in at present.
  • I know the history of Europe very well.
  • The old church in the lake is very beautiful.
  • The drive to the lake was very exciting.

And finally we have example set to understand how ‘too’ and ‘very’ are used with  “Much” in sentences.

  • The boy had indigestion after eating too much.
  • The white ball weighs as much as the red ball.
  • There is a limit to how much one can tolerate.
  • To tell the truth, I don’t like her very much.
  • Tom didn’t want to spend that much on a meal.
  • We should place much value on the environment.
  • We’ve been much busier than we expected to be.

With the knowledge of these confused words under your belt you’ll now be able to compare the things, people etc. with proper degree using correct set of words.

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