Hello teachers!

Would you please tell me which is more natural, to use 'for us/me' or not?

1. His voice was too weak/low [for us] to understand him.

2. The radio signal was too weak [for me] to hear/read. [* I think 'hear' is appropriate for a radio program, and 'read' is appropriate for a radio code such as Morse Code. Am I right?]

Thank you very much.
Enjoy the largest full moon of the year.

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Both constructions – those with and without "for us/ me" – are correct.

Speaking in generalities, you'd probably use this construction:

His voice was too weak / low to understand him.
The radio signal was too weak to hear.

Speaking particularly of us or me, you could use this construction:

His voice was too weak for us to understand him. However, he drew the doctor close to his face and said something that the doctor understood.

The radio signal was too week for us to understand. However, Gary somehow designed a super-sensitive receiver, and then he was able to understand the signal.

Rachel

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