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Learning English question?

Example:"If you are catching a train,it is always better to be comfortably early than even a fraction of a minute too late."Question:In this sentence,"too" means "very",doesn't it?The reason is if it means "as well",it must place in the end of sentence.Am I right?If right,I think there is contradiction."even a fraction of a minute " and "too" decorate "late" at the same time.But the former mean "less than a minute" which refer the little extent of meaning,and the latter mean "very" which refer to large extent of meaning.How could they collocate?The example comes from a textbook called New concept English.Help me.I'm an English learner.

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You are hopeless .. You keep interrogating English as if it were a criminal .. Stop trying to find every little reason why one is said this way, why it is not done the other way .. it is not a bank balance sheet that every number must be checked and double checked for error .. There is no absolute right or wrong in languages ..

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wow, looks to me you don't need any help. Nobody disect the sentence, especially when you speak, and if you do a little, tiny, itty, bitty mistake police ain't gonna arrest you lol :)

Hell, that sentence confuses me too...

sorry i can't help you, but loosen up, don't be so hard on yourself...

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