cannot                     too…

can never    + …   enough…

can hardly            overpraise 過獎

                               overestimate 高估
                              overemphasize 過於強調
                              exaggerate 誇大

                              V too much

上面句型中can後面接任何否定字眼的not /never/hardly/ scarcely等,都能形成否定意思的強調句句型,後面則視要修飾的句型為形容詞、名詞或是動詞而定。

例如:形容詞句型則搭配too adj.或是adj. enough 或sufficient

You cannot be too careful when you cross the street.

You can’t be careful enough when you cross the street.

(過馬路時再怎麼小心也不為過過馬路時你應越小心越好)

搭配名詞的為overemphasize the N of

We cannot overemphasize the importance of being on time.

We can’t emphasize the importance of being punctual too much.

The importance of being punctual can’t be emphasized too much/overemphasized.

守時的重要性再怎麼強調也不為過

搭配動詞的為VR too much

I cant love her too much.(我不能再愛她更多我再怎麼愛她也不為過非常愛她)

I can hardly thank my mother too much.(我再怎麼感謝我母親也不為過我應該越感謝我母親越好)

 

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