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If you are preparing for competitive exams of Banking, SSC, etc. like (IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, SBI PO, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, RRB NTPC, RBI, LIC AAO, etc.) you will encounter English Language and Comprehension sections. One of the most important aspects of the English section, in any exam, is to learn to Spot Errors and Correct Sentences. These Error Spotting and Sentence Correction GrammarCapsules are aimed at helping you learn a little bit of Grammar every day. Let us start with Error Spotting Capsule 6 which deals with the concept of “too“. You can even download Error Spotting Capsule 6 as PDF.
‘Too’ is used in 3 different cases. Knowing these 3 different uses of ‘too’ will help you learn how to quickly detect errors in questions. Here are the 3 cases:
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3 Usage Cases – Too
Case 1: Too means ‘more than what is necessary‘.
Case 2: Too means ‘also‘.
Case 3: Too is used to indicate something is in excess which makes something else impossible.
To tackle advanced questions related to error spotting questions based on usage of ‘too’, here are some rules that you need to keep in mind:
Rules for “Too”
Now that you know the use cases and rules to instantly spot errors in questions based on usage of ‘too’, try this excersise:
Spot the error in the following sentences
Here are the answers!!
Explanation 1: It was too cold
for to go outside. ‘For’ is used in the clause following ‘too’ when it consists of a subject.
Explanation 2: I am
too very happy. Positive adjectives along with ‘too’ makes no sense.
Explanation 3: No error. Here ‘too’ means ‘also’ and it is an informal situation. Hence, ‘too’ is inserted at the end of the clause.
Explanation 4: He is too sick
so that he cannot to be at work. ‘Too’ is followed by ‘to’ or ‘for’ depending upon the presence of the subject in the second clause.