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too + adjective/adverb
too much/many + noun
too much/many + of + pronoun/determiner
adjective/adverb + enough
enough + noun
enough + of + pronoun/determiner
- Too is used to mean more than sufficient or more/less than necessary.
- It’s too late to stop him.
- Jerry was too young to watch the movie.
- There are too many people on this train, there’s nowhere to sit.
- You have too much money, give some to me.
- You’ve eaten too many of those cakes.
- Enough is used to mean sufficient
- Your clothes are big enough to fit me.
- You’ve done enough work. You can stop now.
- Have you got enough money to buy me a drink?
- Enough is used in negative sentences to mean less than sufficient or less than necessary.
- You’re not working fast enough, you won’t finish on time.
- Sorry, I haven’t got enough food for everyone.
- Not enough of my friends are coming to the party.
- Enough can be used without a noun if the meaning is clear.
- There’s a lot of food but not enough for everyone.
- Enough can be replaced with the before a noun.
- I don’t have the money to go on holiday.
- His company doesn’t have the resources to do the job.
- Time or room can be used alone to mean enough time or enough room.
- Is there room in your car for one more person?
- Do we have time for a coffee?
I usually ask a student to stand up and try to reach the ceiling. After the others see that it is not possible, I ask “why can’t he do it?” If they don’t give me the correct structure, I tell them that “he/she isn’t tall enough” and that “he/she is too short”…
That’s helpful and interesting
Find pictures, for example of a small girl standing next to a bicycle (adult) and say:
“What’s the problem? Why can’t she ride the bike?”
The students should come up with: “It’s too big or she’s too small”
I think the best way to teach this lesson is by using visual aids and pictures. For example, you could show 3 cups of water. One with a little water at the bottom, one full of water and one with water overflowing… students should reach the meaning on their own.
ok i get this, how can we use too and enough in interrogative sentence
We can choose 2 students, 1 taller than 2 and ask them to touch the bulb. Then ask them to make different sentences with too and enough.
I would like to say thank you