This case is too/fairly heavy, but I can still lift it. Which is better?

This case is too/fairly heavy, but I can still lift it. Which is better, ‘too’ or ‘fairly’ ?

Answer

If it is too heavy for some other constraint, you need to specify, unless it is clear from previous context:

This case is too heavy for that shelf (I can put it up, but the shelf will break if I do)

This case is too heavy for my mother to lift (but I am stronger)

This case is too heavy to carry for a long distance (but I can lift it briefly)

Otherwise, too heavy for me to lift is the only reasonably implied meaning, and that’s obviously impossible.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Y. zeng , Answer Author : Anton Sherwood

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