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Eating too / enough

Part of Speech English language, which defines the character of the actions referred to an adverb. Words too, and enough are adverbs of measure and degree in English (answer questions how much? How?), And translated as follows: too — too (excessively), very, very (very); enough — enough. Eating too / enough not It causes any difficulties if initially to determine the position of these adverbs on certain parts of speech. But these dialects are used often, so pay attention to them is required.

The use of the adverb too

Adverb too works with adjectives and adverbs. His place in the sentence — referred to the parts of speech. Look at an example:

It’s too cold for swimming. — It’s too cold to go swimming. (the adjective)

I’m too busy to talk to you now. — I’m too busy right now to talk to you. (the adjective)

He’s too lazy to work. — He is a very lazy to work. (the adjective)

Your walkman is playing too loudly. — Your player is too loud. (a dialect)

She drives too quickly. — It goes too fast. (a dialect)

Often drinking too can be seen with the adverbs of the same group (measure and degree) — many / much and little. In the first case, the combination of too many / too much would be translated as «too much», and the second too little — «too little.» For example:

Mother objects to his smoking too much. — My mother objected to the fact that it is so much smoke.

I can not discuss the problem. I know too little about it. — I can not discuss this problem. I know too little about it.

Use adverbs enough

Adverb used enough not only adjectives and adverbs, and nouns. Please note that we put enough before the noun, but after adjectives and adverbs.

Are you warm enough? — You are not frozen? (after an adjective)

Try this jacket on and see if it’s big enough for you. — Try this jacket and behold, it is large enough to you. (after an adjective)

You know well enough. — You know. (after adverbs)

You will not pass the exam if you do not work hard enough. — You do not pass the exam, if you do not work hard. (after adverbs)

I could not make coffee for everybody. There were not enough cups. — I could not make coffee for everyone. There were not enough cups. (before the noun)

I’d like to visit France, but I have not got enough money. — I would like to visit France, but I do not have enough money for it. (before the noun)

Option «without the noun» is also nice:

I’ll lend you some money if you have not got enough. — I’ll lend you some money if you have enough (not enough for you).

By the way, a variant of the adverb enough with the negative particle not will have the opposite meaning «is not enough, not too much.» For example:

You are not walking fast enough. — You’re going fast enough.

Finally was the case, which relates to the use too / enough time. After two of these dialects can be used phrase for someone / something — for anyone, for anything.

I have not got enough money for you / for this tour. — I have enough money for you / for this journey.

What we do not, so do not use these adverbs with a gerund (for doing something). It is necessary to refer to the infinitive (to do something).

He was not experienced enough to do the job. — He did not have enough experience to do the job.

This bed is not wide enough for two people to sleep in. — This bed is not wide enough to ensure that the two had slept.

Let’s get a taxi. It’s too far to walk. — Let’s take a taxi. To walk too far.

He spoke too quickly for us to understand. — He talked too fast and we did not understand him.



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