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I recently did Cambridge Celta pre-course assignment. (Anyway, I have already submitted it for marking). One of the questions required us to comment on the following sentences in a conversation:
"Wasn't that movie amazing?"
"Yes, it was too good"
I found the adjective phrase, "too good", odd. I would say "it was very good" to such a question than "...too good". If it had been "it was too good to be true", for instance, I would have found the phrase acceptable. In short, "too good", I reasoned, should have been followed by a complement in order for it to be complete.
I discussed my answer with a friend, who felt that there was nothing wrong with "too good".
What do you think? (Thank you for answering my question).