TOO and ENOUGH: How to Use Too and Enough in English

Learn how to use Too and Enough in English with pictures and examples. Too and Enough can modify both nouns, adjectives and adverbs.

Too and Enough

How to Use TOO

  • We use “too” to mean more than sufficient or more/ less than necessary:

Too + adjective:

E.g. It’s too late to stop him.

       Jerry was too young to watch the movie.

Too many + countable noun:

E.g. There are too many people on this train, there’s nowhere to sit.

Too much + uncountable noun:

E.g. You have too much money, give some to me.

       You’ve eaten too many of those cakes.

Verb + too much:

E.g. He complains too much. He has such a negative attitude.

How to Use ENOUGH

  • We use “enough” to mean sufficient:

Adjective + enough:

E.g. Your clothes are big enough to fit me.

Verb + enough:

E.g. You’ve done enough work. You can stop now.

Enough + noun (countable or uncountable):

E.g. Have you got enough money to buy me a drink?

       We don’t have enough people for a soccer team. We have 8 people and a team needs at least 11.

  • We use “enough” in negative sentences to mean less than sufficient or less than necessary:

E.g. You’re not working fast enough, you won’t finish on time.

       Sorry, I haven’t got enough food for everyone.

      Not enough of my friends are coming to the party.

Additional points

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

E.g. There’s a lot of food but not enough for everyone.

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.

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

E.g. Is there room in your car for one more person?

Do we have time for a coffee?

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Ibrahim Farouk
Ibrahim Farouk
3 years ago


3 years ago

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