Difference between revisions of "Excess"

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Excess is "the state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper"[1]

In English, excess with nouns is usually expressed with "too much" or "too many"; too much is used to reference singular things, "too many" is used to reference plural. Note that this rule is not due to countability; uncountable plurals use "too many" whereas countable singulars use "too much".

Excess with adjectives and adverbs conversely is expressed using "too+[adjective]" or "too+[adverb]".

Contrast deficiency.