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I was ---- shocked when I received the bill for my car repairs, ---- I never thought it would be as much as that.

A) such / that

B) very / like

C) so / as

D) too / for

E) as / when

I think C is correct, but I wonder whether D is correct or not. If it is not correct, I wonder why.
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DiamondrgI was ---- shocked when I received the bill for my car repairs, ---- I never thought it would be as much as that.

A) such / that

B) very / like

C) so / as

D) too / for

E) as / when

I think C is correct, but I wonder whether D is correct or not. If it is not correct, I wonder why.
The only way I can answer your question is to comment: how can one be "too" shocked? One can be "too full" after eating so much, or "too drunk to drive". I hope this helps a little.
Thank you for your reply. But these are just a few examples from google:

- I was too shocked when I discovered why I had been brought to the police station.

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-Just like you're probably experiencing right now, I was too shocked when I discovered all these low-glycemic wonders!

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- Don't be too shocked when Horton returns

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- In this way they will not be too shocked when the home breaks up later.

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- And if the 30-year-old has been slightly surprised by the style of play in the Premiership, he was not too shocked when New Zealand completed only their second-ever grand slam tour of the British Isles.

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- For the next shot, I wanted to prepare the viewer that these leaves were actually "alive" so people wouldn't be too shocked when they are suddenly animated.

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- Of course, it was foolish and unethical on his part and it is safe to assume that the voters wouldn't be kind and forgiving although I don't think people are all too shocked when politicians are caught in sex scandals.

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Thank you for your reply. But these are just a few examples from google:

- I was too shocked when I discovered why I had been brought to the police station.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...ct=cl nk&cd=1

-Just like you're probably experiencing right now, I was too shocked when I discovered all these low-glycemic wonders!

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...c t=clnk&cd=3

- Don't be too shocked when Horton returns

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...ct=clnk &cd=1

- In this way they will not be too shocked when the home breaks up later.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...ct=clnk &cd=2

- And if the 30-year-old has been slightly surprised by the style of play in the Premiership, he was not too shocked when New Zealand completed only their second-ever grand slam tour of the British Isles.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...ct=clnk&c d=3

- For the next shot, I wanted to prepare the viewer that these leaves were actually "alive" so people wouldn't be too shocked when they are suddenly animated.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...t=clnk&cd = 20

- Of course, it was foolish and unethical on his part and it is safe to assume that the voters wouldn't be kind and forgiving although I don't think people are all too shocked when politicians are caught in sex scandals.

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:...&ct=clnk&cd=35
With a negative, "too" can mean the same thing as "very".

- I was too shocked when I discovered why I had been brought to the police station. [Anomalous. Assertive context.]
-Just like you're probably experiencing right now, I was too shocked when I discovered all these low-glycemic wonders! [Anomalous. Assertive context.]
- Don't be too shocked when Horton returns [Acceptable. Negation. "not excessively shocked"]
- And if the 30-year-old has been slightly surprised by the style of play in the Premiership, he was not too shocked when New Zealand completed only their second-ever grand slam tour of the British Isles. [Acceptable. Negation. "not excessively shocked", "not so very shocked" as a comparison with "slightly surprised".]
- For the next shot, I wanted to prepare the viewer that these leaves were actually "alive" so people wouldn't be too shocked when they are suddenly animated. [Acceptable. Negation. "not excessively shocked", "not so very shocked".]
- Of course, it was foolish and unethical on his part and it is safe to assume that the voters wouldn't be kind and forgiving although I don't think people are all too shocked when politicians are caught in sex scandals. [Acceptable. Negation. "do not think that ... very shocked" for "think that ... not very shocked"]

Informally we also use "that" or "all that" in the same way.

I don't think he was [(all) that / too] shocked.
Don't get [(all) that / too] interested in the book, because the ending is a big let-down.
The movie wasn't [(all) that / too] good considering what we had to pay to see it.


CJ

PS. The anomalous examples above sound to me almost possible if spoken like a "valley girl", i.e., California teenager. I was just TOO shocked when I saw her nail polish! Gag me with a spoon!
And the second example itself seems like a mistake for I, too, was shocked...
Thanks, Jim,

then does D have any chance of being grammatically correct? In positives, no?
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D is grammatically correct as a structure. It's just hard to imagine how the adjective "shocked" can be used there. Adjectives of emotional reaction don't work in that structure because it is somewhat illogical for us to speak as if there were a standard amount of such a reaction, more than which would be too much, i.e., more than the required or expected amount. We don't say that a person is too upset by the death of a family member, for example. In other words the use of too in the example sentence violates a 'felicity condition', not a rule of grammar.

I was too overworked when I was employed by XYZ corporation. (So I decided to quit.)

CJ
Thank you, Jim. Then I understand that after "too adj" (leaving the common form too adj to infinitive aside), a result (using "so, therefore, consequently, as a result ..etc") can be expressed, but not a reason (using "for, since, as, because) and that the use of some adjectives, such as shocked and upset, with "too" is semantically odd. Right?

Last but not least, are these uses which are from Google natural and idiomatic?

- I was too tired, for I couldn't get to anything.

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- She told me she drank so much because she was too happy for she won two awards of designing.

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- It was too bad, for she did not feel financially able to follow him.

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