środa, 17 kwietnia 2013

"too" or "enough" ?


1. We use "too" to mean more than sufficient or more/less than necessary.

          [too + adverb]     It's too late to stop him.
          [too + adjective]     Jerry was too young to watch the movie.
          [too many + noun]     There are too many people on this train, there's nowhere to sit.
          [too much + noun]      You have too much money, give some to me.
          [too much/many + of + pronoun/determiner]     You've eaten too many of those cakes.

2. We use "enough" to mean sufficient.

          [adjective + enough]     Your clothes are big enough to fit me.
          [enough + noun]     You've done enough work. You can stop now.
          Have you got enough money to buy me a drink?

3. We use "enough" in negative sentences to mean less than sufficient or less than necessary.

          You're not working fast enough, you won't finish on time.
          Sorry, I haven't got enough food for everyone.
[enough + of + pronoun/determiner]     Not enough of my friends are coming to the party.

Additional points

1. We can use "enough" without a noun if the meaning is clear.

          There's a lot of food but not enough for everyone.

2. We can replace "enough" with the before a noun.

          I don't have the money to go on holiday.
          His company doesn't have the resources to do the job.

3. We can use time or room alone to mean enough time or enough room.

          Is there room in your car for one more person?
          Do we have time for a coffee?

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