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  • Too, too much, too many, enough

    Exercise 2

    Choose too, too much, too many, enough to complete each sentence.

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    1 You work _____; you need a holiday.
    2 My parents got angry because my marks weren't _____.
    3 I can't help you. I have _____ problems right now.
    4 He didn't accept my project because he said it wasn't _____.
    5 This house is _____ small; we need a bigger one.


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    Before an adjective/adverb

    We use too before an adjective or an adverb to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

    • You are too young to enter this club. 
    • We arrived too late

    Too much

    Before an uncountable noun

    We can use too much before uncountable nouns to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

    • The doctor said that I drink too much coffee
    • I hate this city. There’s too much traffic.

    After a verb

    We can also use too much after a verb.

    • You can’t take the car. You’ve drunk too much.  
    • He talks too much.

    Too many

    Before a plural noun

    We use too many before plural nouns to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

    • I didn’t enjoy the concert. There were too many people.
    • They lost because they made too many mistakes


    Before a noun

    We can use enough + noun to say that something is the correct number or amount.

    • I have saved enough money to go to Rome on holiday. 
    • Do you have enough butter to cook?

    In negative sentences, we use (not) enough + noun to say that something is less than we want or need.

    • We don’t have enough money to travel. 
    • I don’t have enough time to finish my homework before Monday. 

    After an adjective/adverb

    We can use adjective/adverb enough to mean ‘sufficiently’.

    • This bed is big enough for the four of us. 
    • I think she spoke clearly enough. Everybody understood what she meant. 

    In negative sentences, we can use (not) adjective/adverb + enough to mean ‘less than we want’ or ‘less than necessary’.

    • You aren’t old enough to enter this club.
    • You aren’t going fast enough. We are going to be late.

    After a verb

    We can also use verbenough.

    • I didn’t study enough, and I failed the exam. 
    • I think you don’t sleep enough. You should sleep seven or eight hours a day. 

    Too, too much, too many, enough + to + infinitive

    In English, we often use a to-infinitive with the expressions too, too much, too many, enough.

    • I was too tired to go clubbing.
    • She makes enough money to sustain her family.

    Be careful with these common mistakes!

    Don’t use an adjective after too much

    • I’m too much tired to study now. blank
    • I’m too tired to study now. blank

    Don’t confuse the word too (=more than enough) with the word very.

    • I think she is too beautiful. blank
    • I think she is very beautiful. blank
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