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Very means to a great degree. It is used with an adjective or another adverb in the positive degree.

Very can be used with a present participle used as an adjective.

When used with a superlative or own, very means in the highest degree or absolutely.

Very is quite common before much.

Too and very

Too does not mean the same as very. Too means more than enough, more than necessary or more than wanted. Very, on the other hand, has a positive meaning.


However, in an informal style, too can sometimes be used to mean very.

Very with superlatives

Very can emphasize superlatives and words like first, last and next.

See also


See Also

Until and till
Up and down
Used to

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