The Difference between VERY, TOO and ENOUGH

What’s the Difference between VERY, TOO and ENOUGH? How to use VERY – TOO – ENOUGH correctly!

Difference between VERY, TOO and ENOUGH

VERY

  • Use very before adjectives, adverbs or -ing words.
  • Very is neutral – it is not positive or negative. It makes the word that comes after it stronger.

Examples: 

  • “Wayne is a very funny man.”
  • “I had a very busy day at work.”
  • “The exam is very difficult, but Jim can complete it.”

TOO

  • Too is used before adjectives and adverbs.
  • Too is negative; we use it too mean there is more or less than we need/want.
  • Too can be used with infinitive + to after the adjective/ adverb.Use for + someone/something to explain who/what we mean.

Examples:

  • “It’s too noisy in here. Let’s go outside.” (too + adjective)
  • “My soup is too hot to drink.” (too + adjective + to + infinitive)
  • “This is too difficult for me to understand.” (too + adjective + for someone/something)

ENOUGH

  • Use enough before a noun but after an adjective or adverb.
  • We can use for someone/something and an infinitive with enough and to.
  • Enough is positive – it means that we have as much as we want.

Examples:

  • “I have enough money to pay.”
  • “There’s enough food for everyone to eat.” (enough + noun + for + someone/something + to)

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