Penggunaan Too and Enough
- Too and enough indicate degree.
- They are used with adjectives.
- Too means more than what is needed.
- Enough means sufficient.
- He is too old to play football with the kids.
- Dave is intelligent enough to do the write thing.
- You’re not working fast enough
- I don’t have enough time.
- He has too many friends.
- She has got too much patience
Use of too and enough
Enough precedes adjectives and adverbs:
- He isn’t old enough to watch this
- program. We’re not walking quickly enough.
Enough may also precede nouns:
- We have enough money.
- I have not got enough money to buy this compute
Too comes before adjectives and adverbs:
- It’s too hot to wear that coat.
- I was driving too fast.
Too may also come before nouns when it is used with the expressions too much and too many.
Too much is used before uncountable nouns.
- There is too much salt in this food.
- Too many is used before countable nouns
- There are too many students in this classroom.
Enough’ can qualify an adjective or an adverb or it can go with a noun or even act as a pronoun.
With adjectives and adverbs
- She isn’t tall enough to be a ballet dancer.
- I’m afraid your work just isn’t good enough.
- I couldn’t write quickly enough and I ran out of time.
- I haven’t been to lessons often enough to have really learnt much.
Enough comes after adjectives and adverbs.
- There isn’t enough bread to make sandwiches.
- Have you got enough money?
- There aren’t enough nails.
Enough comes before nouns.
- There isn’t enough of bread
We don’t use enough of unless there is a determiner (an article, this/that, my/your/his etc).
We use enough of when there is a determiner.
- I’ve had enough of your nonsense! ‘Your’ is a determiner here.
- I haven’t seen enough of the film to really form an opinion.
Enough can also be used without a noun.
- That’s enough! Be quiet!
- Enough is enough.
With adjective and noun
When ‘enough’ is used with an adjective and a noun, two positions are possible but the meaning changes. Look at these two sentences.
- We haven’t got big enough nails. None of the nails are as big as we need.
- We haven’t got enough big nails. We have some big nails but we need more.
When enough comes between the adjective and the noun (big enough nails) it qualifies the adjective – it tells us that the nails aren’t big enough. When enough comes before the adjective it qualifies the noun phrase – it tells us that there aren’t enough nails.