View topic - Trying to wrtie "I need too much sleep"
Mike Cash wrote:The parsing part is anything but trivial.
"I need too much sleep."
I: personal pronoun referring to speaker; subject of the verb "need".
need: verb indicating necessity
too much: an adverbial phrase indicating excess, modifying "sleep"; hence, an excess of sleep
sleep: noun, the object of "need"
See? Parsing it is a piece of cake. Interpreting its meaning is not at all the same thing.
This is perhaps a pedantic point, but I'm often a pedantic person.
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As many of you have noticed that sentence in English sounds kinda stupid but it was kinda late, I was kinda sleepy, I was learning about ～すぎる and had to come up with some sentence using it, that's why I've used "need too much" instead of "need a lot of" or something similar.
From your posts I understand that いる & ～すぎる don't really work together, am I right?
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grodzix wrote:rom your posts I understand that いる & ～すぎる don't really work together, am I right?
Pretty much. Why not start with something simple like "I ate too much and now my stomach hurts" or something?
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