What Are Their Main Differences?
'Too' and 'enough' are misused a lot by English learners. It is because they are close by their definition. In general, 'too' means more than it is needed, while 'enough' means as much as* needed.
'Too' as an adverb can be used before other adjectives or adverbs to intensify them. It can also be used as an adverb at the end of a statement to agree on it and tell that a previously mentioned statement is also true about someone or something.
These shoes are
They are having their first child,
'Enough' as a determiner is used before nouns to define them. As you know, as a pronoun, it can not be directly followed by a noun. As an adverb, it is used
directly after an adjective, adverb, or verb.
She ran fast
refers to an amount that is more than enough. But this meaning only refers to 'too' as an adverb of degree. It can also be used when its meaning is 'also'. To agree that something is true for somebody or something else as well.
They felt the earthquake,
We have had
refers to an amount that is necessary. As a determiner, 'enough' can be used with any kind of nouns whether countable or uncountable.
They did the project well
Where to Place Them
is placed before the adjectives or adverbs. In some cases, it can be used at the end of a sentence to agree on the statement.
Nice to meet you,
is placed after the adjectives, adverbs, or verbs. To tell that something is done as much as essential or needed. Enough can also be placed before nouns as a determiner (plural countable or uncountable). It can also be used without any nouns as the pronoun of the sentence it is mostly used at the first of the sentence in this use.
The class was big
I quit; I have had
Enough in That-Clauses
Remember, not to use a that-clause after the term enough. Especially in American English grammar. As much as it sounds logical in a sentence to hear a that-clause after enough, it is not technically correct.
The oranges are small
that we put them on the cake.)
'Enough of' and 'Too of'
- 'Too of' and 'enough of':
There is no such thing as 'too of' in English. But 'enough of' is used before noun phrases started with determiners or even before pronouns. If it is used with an uncountable noun use a singular verb and if it is used with plural countable nouns or pronouns the verb is in plural form. Check out the examples to be more clarified.
Enough and Too in Negative Sentences
'Too' can be used in negative sentences with negative verbs. And in this case, It means exactly the same.
This is not
We can not use [enough] or [enough + noun] as the subject of a negative sentence with negative verbs. Remember, in other positions, for example as the adverb of a negative sentence using 'enough' is correct and makes no trouble.
were not in the club.")
didn't taste the sauce for the commercial.)
Using Enough as the Subject of a Negative Sentence
As it is said before, we cannot use enough in negative sentences as the subject. So, instead, we use 'not enough' as a negative marker and then use an affirmative verb. Remember, the whole sentence implies a negative meaning.
Using Modifying Adverbs
- ٍ'Enough' and 'too':
We can use some adverbs, for example, nearly, almost, just, hardly, and quite before the term enough to modify it. Remember that these modifying adverbs are not used before 'too'.
I have hardly
quite too expensive.")
Too Much and Too many
- 'Too many':
is used before plural countable nouns to refer to a large number of people or things that are more than needed or expected.
I have seen
- 'Too much':
'Too much' is used before uncountable nouns to refer to a large amount that is more than needed or essential.
What Are They?
'Too' and 'enough' are used as adverbs of degree. They are both used to refer to a degree or level. However, 'enough' can be used as a quantifier. And this is the only similarity considered for them.
These animals are