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太 + adjective + 了 means "too ~". For example:

这个女人太漂亮了。

这个星期我太忙了。

However, how can I express the "too ~" phrase in a verb? For example:

I love her too much.

One possible solution is to use 很:

我很爱她。

Another possible solution is to use the degree complement - 得.

我爱她爱得太好。

But neither might not be the best choice here (I don't know). So is there any other or possibly more natural way for natives to express 太~了 pattern in a verb?

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太 + verb + 了 can be a correct usage for some verbs. Like, 我太爱她了! 我太喜欢了!

However, not all verbs can work in the structure of 太 + verb + 了. So far, I don't have a good rule to sort out all the verbs that can work in this structure.

It seems that those verbs about one's feeling like 高兴,激动,兴奋,喜欢,爱,感动,can work.

能/会+verb can also be placed in 太 + 能+verb + 了, such as 太能/会玩了, 太能/会吃了,太能/会打了, ...

Subject + verb + 太 + adv + 了 is also possible. Like, 你球打得太棒了! 太棒了!

  • Ah I got confused here. I wish any grammar text wrote both patterns in the same page... – Blaszard Nov 1 '17 at 7:21
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    Note that the former usage is not appropriate for some verbs. e.g. "eat too much" is not 太吃了 but 吃太多了 @Blaszard – Sweeper Nov 1 '17 at 7:27
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    I think the first pattern works only when the verb is about one's feeling – Jason Swift Nov 1 '17 at 7:28
  • I think basically, you can put any descriptive word in the middle of 太...了。 like 太强了, 太笨了, 太厉害了, 太烦了, 太美了, 太爱了,etc. – dan Nov 1 '17 at 7:29
  • We can say 太能吃了 in that case. Maybe, I made the answer a bit simple. – dan Nov 1 '17 at 7:31

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