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 + Enough
- I have been working hard enough
Enough + Noun
- I have enough time to finish my work
- Do you have enough money to afford a new car?
- I don’t have enough confidence to talk to her
- Are there enough eggs to make an omelette?
- Richard has enough talent to become a professional surfer?
Adjective + Enough
- She is not old enough to drink alcohol
- That teacher is strict enough
- I will never be rich enough
- He is not tall enough to play basketball.
We use too for different reasons:
- Give reasons you don’t want to do things. ( I can’t help you, it was too early)
- Make complaints (The food was too dry)
Too + Adjective
- I was too shy to talk to her
- The water was too cold to shower
- He was too sick to go to school
- You are too young to understand
Too + Adverb
- He drives too recklessly
- He played too slowly
Too and Enough Exercises
These are some exercises that will help you see the difference between too and enough
- Too and Enough Exercise 101
- Too and Enough Exercise 102
- Too and Enough English Quiz
- Too and Enough Exercises
- Too and Enough Exercises and Worksheets
- Too or Enough Exercises ESL Grammar Worksheet
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