Too和Enough的区别
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Too and enough are used to talk about the quantity or size of something.
 
Look at the sentences below. What is the difference in meaning?
 
The dress is big enough.
The dress is not big enough.
The dress is too big.
 
 
Meaning of too and enough
 
We use ‘enough’ to show that size or quantity of something is suitable for the purpose.
 
The dress is big enough (the dress is the correct size to fit the person).
We use ‘not….. enough’ to show that quantity or size of something is not sufficient1.
 
The dress is not big enough (the dress needs to be bigger to fit the person).
We use ‘too’ to show that there is a problem with the quantity or size of something.
 
The dress is too big (in this example, the dress needs to be smaller to fit the person).
 
Rules for using too and enough with nouns2
 
Enough – ‘enough’ goes before countable3 and uncountable nouns.
 
There is enough food for the people at the party.
There are enough sandwiches for the people at the party.
Not….. enough – ‘not enough’ goes before countable and uncountable nouns.
 
There is not enough food for the people at the party.
There aren’t enough sandwiches for the people at the party.
Too much / too little – ‘too much / too little’ goes before uncountable nouns.
 
There is too much food for the people at the party.
There is too little food for the people at the party.
Too many / too few – ‘too many’ goes before countable nouns.
 
There are too many sandwiches for the people at the party.
There are too few sandwiches for the people at the party.
 
 
Rules for using too and enough with adverbs
 
Enough – ‘enough’ goes after the adverb.
 
My teacher speaks slowly enough for me to understand him.
Not….. enough – ‘not’ goes before the verb and adverb, ‘enough’ goes after the adverb.
 
 
My teacher doesn’t speak slowly enough for me to understand him.
Too – goes before the adverb.
 
My teacher speaks too quickly for me to understand him.
Rules for using too and enough with verbs
 
Enough – ‘enough’ goes after the verb.
 
I have studied enough today. Let’s go and watch a movie at the cinema!
Not….. enough – ‘not’ goes before the verb, ‘enough’ goes after the verb.
 
I haven’t studied enough today. I’m sorry I can’t go to the cinema.
Too much – goes after the verb.
 
I have studied too much today. I really need a break. Let’s go and watch a movie at the cinema!
Note: We don’t commonly use ‘too little’ with verbs, though it is possible.


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1 sufficient Zsyw6     
adj.enough充足的,充分的
参考例句:
  • His income is sufficient for his needs.他的收入能满足他的需要。
  • Have you had sufficient?你吃饱了没有?
2 nouns 8412c0b251e0c60f78bfaf0a44ac3206     
n.名词;名词( noun的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • French differs from English in having gender for all nouns. 法语不同于英语,所有的名词都有性。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Nouns join to form compounds. 名词和名词结合构成复合词。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 countable Lv9zbz     
adj.可数的,可以计算的
参考例句:
  • The word "person" is a countable noun.person这个词是个可数名词。
  • Countable nouns have singular and plural forms.可数名词有单数和复数之分。
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