我們知道，too (+ adj./adv.)…to (+ V) 意為「太…不」，如 He is too old to walk fast. (他太老而走不快)，但在表示下列意思的形容詞中，too…to 並無否定意義，此時 too 相當於 very：
易於：ready, apt, inclined, liable, easy, prone, likely
He is too ready to speak ill of others. (他易說別人壞話)
I am too apt to oversleep myself on holidays. (假日時我很容易睡過頭)
Many people are too anxious to get rich. (許多人非常渴望致富)
John was too willing to take my advice. (約翰很樂意接受我的忠告)
此外，若在 too 的前面加上 all, but, only 等字，那麼 too…to 也無否定意義，此時 all too = but too = only too = very。例如：
My first love came to an end all too soon. (我的初戀很快就結束了)
I’m only too pleased to inform you that your application has been accepted.
= I’m very pleased to inform you that your application has been accepted.