What is the Difference between "so + adj + to + verb" and "too + adj + to +verb"?
For example: He was too excited to answer the phone ||| He was so excited to answer the phone
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He was so excited to answer the phone.
This simply means that "he" was very excited to answer the phone.
He was too excited to answer the phone.
This implies that "he" was more excited than is appropriate for the situation. Note that culturally this isn't necessarily a bad thing. For instance if "he" was expecting a call back from a job interview that went well, this would be okay.