Grammar Lessons: Too and Enough

Definitions: Too and Enough

Too: It is used before adjectives and adverbs to mean ‘more than is allowed, necessary, possible, etc.

Enough: as much as or more than is wanted


Adverb + Noun

  1. I have been working hard enough

Enough + Noun

  1. I have enough time to finish my work
  2. Do you have enough money to afford a new car?
  3. I don’t have enough confidence to talk to her

Adjective + Enough

  1. She is not old enough to drink alcohol
  2. That teacher is strict enough


We use too for different reasons:

  1. Give reasons you don’t want to do things. (  I can’t help you, it was too early)
  2. Make complaints (The food was too dry)

Too + Adjective

  1. I was too shy to talk to her
  2. The water was too cold to shower
  3. He was too sick to go to school
  4. You are too young to understand

Too + Adverb

  1. He drives too recklessly
  2. He played too slowly

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