Enough

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“Enough” can be used as a determiner, a pronoun or an adverb.

"Enough” as a determiner

  •  used before plural or uncountable nouns to mean “sufficient” or “as many or as much as expected”
  • ENOUGH + NOUN
    • My little sister didn’t have enough money to buy that toy.
    • You didn’t drink enough water today. You look so tired.
    • She hasn’t prepared enough apples for the kids.
    • Don’t ask me about this. I’ve had enough problems.

    “Enough” as a pronoun

    • used alone (without a noun) to mean “as many or as much as expected”
    • Three pieces should be enough.
    • Don’t give me any more books. I’ve read enough.

    "Enough” as an adverb

    • Used after an adjective or another adverb to mean “to the necessary degree”
  • ENOUGH + ADJECTIVE
  • ENOUGH + ADVERB
    • This chair isn’t comfortable enough for me to sit on.
    • He’s good enough to win the competition.
    • He has come early enough to get a good seat.
    • The cat is running fast enough to catch the mouse.

     

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