Exercise 3

Complete the sentences with too, too much, too many, enough and the word in brackets.

1 There were (people) at the concert and we couldn't see anything.

2 I'll talk to you later; I'm (busy) now.

3 You aren't (well) to go to work. You should stay home.

4 You are (nice). You must learn to say 'no' to people who ask you for favours.

5 You spend (time) at the computer. You should play outside more often.

6 You look exhausted. I think you work (hard).

7 You can't run 10 miles. You aren't (fit); you need more training.

8 Please, don't put (sugar) in my coffee; I don't like it too sweet.

9 I don't like people who ask (questions).

10 We don't have (time) to have another coffee; we need to leave now.


 

 

too, too much, too many, enough – grammar chart

 
too, too much, too many, enough

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too

 

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

 

enough

 

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 we 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 to-infinitive with the expressions too, too much, too many, enough.

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

 

Be careful with these common mistakes!

 
Don’t use an adjective after too much

  • I’m too tired to study now. (NOT: I’m too much tired.)

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

  • I think she is very beautiful. (NOT: I think she is too beautiful.)