Not too...to

Dear life

Senior Member
India- Bengali
I'm not too weak to walk.
I'm not so weak that I can't walk.
I'm not so old as not to walk.

Are these three sentences correct and mean the same (i.e. I'm not that weak, so it's not like that I can't walk)?
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    The first two are fine. The first sounds to me as if it refers to momentary weakness while the second could refer to a more permanent condition.
    I know I've just got out of hospital, but I'm not too weak to walk.
    I know I'm 90 years old but I'm not so weak that I can't walk.


    The third might be grammatically correct but sounds awkward.
     
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