14th May 2017
Sometimes, learning English can feel like too much work, especially when you don’t have enough time. But, don’t worry, we are back with another #StudyTip. This week, we are looking at the differences between ‘enough’ and ‘too’. Do you know how to use them? Have a look at our examples.
We use too to emphasise the negative aspect in a situation.
We can use too like this:
Too + adjective
I don’t want to play sports. I am too tired.
Too many + plural noun
I couldn’t find her at the concert because there were too many people.
Too much + uncountable noun (e.g. too much money/ work/ food )
Our teacher gives us too much work.
We can also use too with to + infinitive to explain why someone cannot do something.
e.g. She is too young to drive.
We use enough to mean that I have ‘as much or as many as I need’. We use not …enough to mean that I have ‘less than I need’.
We can use enough like this:
Is your classroom warm enough?
Enough + plural noun
I’ve got enough tomatoes, thanks.
enough + uncountable noun
I can’t talk to you now. I haven’t got enough time.
We can also use not…enough to + infinitive to say why someone cannot do something.
e.g. She isn’t old enough to drive.
Test your knowledge. Leave your answers in the comments below.
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