I too am gloomy enough

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chong lee

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Hi,
The quote is from The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy.

Please find Bennymix's post which gives sequence for a reference.

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2940486

Or you may prefer a web reference (thanks PaulQ).

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Return_of_the_Native

He ( Wildeve) and Eustacia met secretly at her house. Wildeve engaged Thomasin and Eustacia loves him.

I did not get the "too" there.

Is it "also I am gloomy enough" or "I am too gloomy enough and cannot bear anymore"

Thanks

"You would not have kept me so long had you known what I come about," he said with bitterness. "Still, you are worth waiting for."

"What has happened?" said Eustacia. "I did not know you were in trouble. I too am gloomy enough."
 
  • JulianStuart

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    Is it "also I am gloomy enough" or "I am too gloomy enough and cannot bear anymore"

    Thanks

    "You would not have kept me so long had you known what I come about," he said with bitterness. "Still, you are worth waiting for."

    "What has happened?" said Eustacia. "I did not know you were in trouble. I too am gloomy enough."
    The word order is very important.
    He put the "too" after "I" to mean "also": "I also am sufficiently gloomy "
    This is not the same meaning as putting the "also" first: "Also I am gloomy enough ..."
     
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