Too and enough indicate degree. They modify adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. This lesson will provide how to use Too and Enough with specific explanations and examples.
Too and Enough
- Too means more than what is needed.
- Enough means sufficient.
- He is too old to play football with the kids.
- Dave is intelligent enough to do the right thing.
- You’re not working fast enough
- I don’t have enough time.
- He has too many friends.
- She has got too much patience
Use of Too and Enough
1. “Enough” comes after adjectives and adverbs:
ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH or ADVERB + ENOUGH
- He isn’t old enough to watch this program.
- We’re not walking quickly enough.
2. “Enough” may also precede nouns:
ENOUGH + NOUN
- We have enough money.
- I have not got enough money to buy this computer.
1. “Too” comes before adjectives and adverbs:
TOO + ADJECTIVES or TOO + ADVERBS
- It’s too hot to wear that coat.
- I was driving too fast.
2. “Too” may also come before nouns when it is used with the expressions too much and too many.
a. “Too much” is used before uncountable nouns.
TOO MUCH + UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
- There is too much salt in this food.
b. “Too many” is used before countable nouns
TOO MANY + COUNTABLE NOUNS
- There are too many students in this classroom.
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