When one says the following type of sentences, they have a negative connotation.
- You are too nice.
- You are too fast.
- You are too intense.
I am curious if there are any instances when we could use 'too' but in a positive way?
Too + Adjective
Too + adjective is used to show something is excessive or problematic. Too is used with negative adjectives like expensive, tired, difficult, etc. Too implies a negative feeling and perhaps an unstated negative consequence. Look at the following example:
Justin: Do you want to come to the party tonight, Mike?
Mike: Sorry, Justin. I’m too tired.
My old car is too unreliable.
Economics is too difficult for many students.
When we want to show that because something is excessive or problematic and there is a consequence, we use too + adjective, as in the above examples. When we simply want to emphasize an adjective, we use very.