Too vs Enough vs Very! In this lesson, we will learn the difference between very, too and enough and how to use them correctly.
Too vs Enough vs Very
When to Use 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.
- “Wayne is a very funny man.”
- “I had a very busy day at work.”
- “The exam is very difficult, but Jim can complete it.”
When to Use 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.
- “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)
When to Use 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.
- “I have enough money to pay.”
- “There’s enough food for everyone to eat.” (enough + noun + for + someone/something + to)