Enough And Too




Enough After Adjectives And Adverbs 

We usually use enough  after adjectives and adverbs. Let's see the following examples.
  • He didn't get the job because he wasn't old enough. (not 'enough old')
  • We won't be rich if we don't work hard enough.
  • She's not old enough to work in the factory.

Enough Before Nouns

We also can put enough before a noun. Let's see the following examples.
  • I don't have enough money to buy the car.
  • We just have three eggs for a week. We don't have enough eggs.
  • Please put enough salt into the soup!

Enough Can Stand Alone

Sometimes we use enough alone without a noun or an adjective. Let's see the following examples.
  • I'll lend you some money if you don't have enough.
  • "Do you need some more sugar?" "No, I have enough."

Enough Followed By "For Something" Or "For Someone"

Enough can be followed by for someone / something. Let's see the following examples.
  • I  haven't got enough money for the wedding party.
  • He wasn't good enough for the job.
  • This shirt is big enough for my big brother.

Enough Followed By To Infinitive

  • I don't have enough money to get married. (not 'for getting')
  • He wasn't strong enough to do the job.
  • She's only thirteen. She's not old enough to work in this factory. 
  • The weather wasn't nice enough to go swimming.

Too Followed By An Adjective Or An Adverb

Too can be followed by an adjective or an adverb. Let's see the following examples.
  • I don't like the soup. It's too hot. ( adjective )
  • Don't work too hard! ( adverb )

Too + Adjective/Adverb Followed By For Someone/Something

Too + adjective can be followed by for someone/something. Let's see the following examples.
  • The soup is too hot for me.
  • The weather is too cold for swimming.
  • He's too short for the job.
  • He speaks too loudly for me.

Too + Adjective/Adverb Followed By To Infinitive

Too + Adjective can be followed by to infinitive. Let's see the following examples.
  • That picture is too heavy to hang on the wall
  • I had to carry my wallet in my hand. It was too big to put in my pocket.
  • The water was too dirty to swim in. 
  • The thief drove his car too fast to catch.

Exercise I

In this exercise you have to complete the sentences with enough or too!
  1. She's ... young to get married. 
  2. Do you have ... money to buy this motorbike?
  3. The coffee is ... hot for me to drink.
  4. The girl is tall ... to reach the baggage.
  5. Can you give ... time to finish this project?

Exercise II

In this exercise you have to combine two sentences into one using too or enough. 
Example : I couldn't drink the tea. It was too hot. (too)
You write : The tea was too hot for me to drink.
  1. I couldn't eat the food. It was too sour. (too)
  2. The boy can't work here. He is not tall enough. ( enough )
  3. Five people can't live in this house. The house is too small. ( too )
  4. I can't walk to school. The school is too far. ( too )
  5. He can't finish this job alone. He is too lazy. ( too )

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