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Too A; Too much A; Overwhelming A
Describes a very high/large level of A, and is usually used as a reason for the second half of the sentence.
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  あまり    ,    しか  られない  
I overwork, so I can only sleep for four hours a day.
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       けません  
It is so cold that I can't move.
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   あまり      けなかった  
I was so tired that I couldn't take a single step.

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AVerb: Dictionary Form
あまり
Aい-adjective: さ noun form
あまり
ANoun
Aな-adjective
あまり
AVerb: Casual, past (た)
あまり
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Studying: JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 63
Also: noun + の + り.
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12 years ago
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Added, thanks!
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12 years ago
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Grammar mod. Level: 1, : 479
According to my マスター book, other forms are:

:~た + あまり

and

:な + あまり
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12 years ago
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Level: 55, : 5,138
Thanks, added them!
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 92
According to Unicom it's only:
Plain form verb + あまり
Noun + の + あまり

The thing about the adjectives is that you need to change them into nouns in order to use them with あまり. There's already a grammar point for that here: *** http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=128

So if you want to use the i- and na-adjective in the construction, you need to change
な-adjective A + あまり to
な-adjective: noun form A + の + あまり

***: +さ is only being added to the i-adjectives to point out that it became a quantifying noun. I don't think さ is used with na-adjectives.
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11 years ago
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Level: 55, : 5,138
I double checked myself, and couldn't find the たあまり form. However, I don't think it hurts to leave the noun-forms of the adjectives on this page so they don't have to go off somewhere else to see it.
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 92
fareastfurfaro is actually right. たあまり is possible.

このでは、きすぎたあまりれるえている。 (Unicom)
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11 years ago



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