Intensifiers: enough, too
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|Курс:||Английский язык 9 класс 2|
|Книга:||Intensifiers: enough, too|
|Дата:||Friday, 28 February 2020, 12:26|
1. Too or enough?
2. Meaning and use
We use enough and too to indicate degree. Too means more than necessary, and enough indicates the right amount of something.
£150! That’s much too expensive for a pair of shoes.
We’ll have to buy a bigger car. This one’s not big enough for all of us.
We can also use too with much and many to talk about the amount of something. Too much/many means more than we want or need of something.
There are just too many cars on the roads these days.
We use too to indicate degree, it’s too + adjective:
This restaurant’s too crowded. Let’s go somewhere else.
Or too + adverb:
You’re walking too fast! Slow down!
To talk about an amount or number of something which is more than what we want or need, it’s too much or too many + noun. Use too much before uncountable nouns and too many before countable nouns.
Ugh! You’ve put too much sugar in my tea! (sugar = uncountable)
I ate too many biscuits. (biscuit = countable)
You can also use too much on its own after a verb.
Sarah drinks too much.
Take note: too with negative
If we say a sentence with too in the negative form, then we mean it isn’t a problem. The form is not + too + adjective.
It’s not too late to buy tickets for the final. There are still some on sale.
We use enough to express that something is or isn’t the right degree or amount. We put it after an adjective or verb.
It’s adjective + enough in positive sentences and questions or not + adjective + enough in negative sentences.
Is it warm enough for you in here?
He doesn’t sleep enough. That’s why he’s always tired.
We put enough before a noun.
It’s enough + noun in positive sentences and questions or not + enough + noun in negative sentences.
Do we have enough money to go abroad this year?
There aren’t enough knives and forks for all the guests.
Sentences with enough are sometimes followed by to + verb infinitive.
She’s definitely smart enough to become director.
There aren’t enough players to make a team.