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.
- 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?