[Q&A] Is あまり not always used in negative sentences?

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I don’t get why this sentence is correct.
あまり is always used in negative sentences, but not in this sentence.
Can you please explain?

*泣(な)く cry



[My Reply]

あまり in this sentence and あまり used in a negative sentence have different meanings.

I was so happy that I cried.

This あまり means “so much… that”, “too” “〜すぎて” “とても〜て”

あまり in the negative sentence means “(not) very” “(not) much”
My Japanese is not very good.


I hope my answer helps you.😊



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