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State whether true or false:
The adverb ‘too’ is used to intensify adjectives.
For e.g., This coffee is too hot.
a. true
b. false

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Study the given example carefully. This will help you to then replicate more sentences like that. Then, try to see if all examples are grammatically correct. This will help you choose the right answer.

Complete answer:
 First, to get started, let us understand the definition of an adverb. The dictionary definition of the word ‘adverb’ is a word or an expression that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence’. According to this definition, the adverbs in a sentence lend more meaning/emphasis to many parts of speech. This means that the definition points to the statement being true.

However, we need to verify this further. The question has an example sentence. Let us study it. The sentence has a very simple construction. There is a demonstrative adjective, a noun, a verb, an adverb, and a qualitative adjective. The adverb significantly changes the meaning of this sentence.
In order to understand how much the sentence is changed, let us remove the adverb. This makes the sentence’s meaning mild. It suggests that the coffee is hot, but this does not have an effect on the reader as the level of heat is not known. The adverb ‘too’ means ‘exceedingly’. If this is added back to the sentence, the meaning is very clear, i.e. the coffee is too hot. It can be interpreted as too hot to drink, to hold, to pour, etc.
This also points to the statement being true.

Now, let us study it further by making an example of our own to test if it is grammatically correct. The sentence ‘The car was going extremely fast, and it crashed.’ The adverb ‘extremely’ modifies the adjective ‘fast’. This adverb makes the sentence feel more complete as it gives us the degree of speed of the car. This makes the crash feel more justified.

All these examples are grammatically correct as of the modification of adjectives is included in the definition of an adverb.
So, in conclusion, the given statement is ‘TRUE’. The correct option is option ‘a’.

 The question is very clear in terms of its wording. Do not forget to verify the statement by looking at more examples. This way, you can avoid lucky exceptions.