Do you know how to use ‘enough’? In this lesson, we are going to practise using enough and you can test your knowledge with a test at the end.
We can use ‘enough’ with man different types of words. It means as much as is needed.
Adjectives and Adverbs
adjective/adverb + enough.
I’m not good enough to play in that team.
You are smart enough to solve this.
I spoke slowly enough for them to understand.
Verbs and Nouns
Verb + enough
I had to eat enough to last the day.
He doesn’t do enough exercise and should go to the gym more.
enough + noun.
There isn’t enough space to move.
I don’t have enough money for that.
Adjective with a noun
We can use enough either before or after the adjective, but the meaning will change.
I don’t have enough big cars to sell you.
I don’t have big enough cars to sell you.
Adjective + enough + noun: (big enough cars), describes the adjective – the cars are too small.
Enough + adjective + noun: (enough big cars), describes the noun – we need more big cars
‘Enough of’ is only used when it is followed by a determiner or a pronoun (a/an/the, this/that/these/those, my/your/her, you/she/him, etc.).
There aren’t enough of those shoes to give to people.
He said he’s studied enough of his ideas to teach us about him