Using “Too” and “Enough”

In English, we use “too” before adverbs and adjectives to express excess or extreme degree. “Too” indicates an overabundance or exaggeration.

Examples with “Too”

  • This tree is too big.
  • The pillow is too soft.
  • She is driving too fast.

There is a difference between “very” and “too.” “Very” has a positive connotation, while “too” often carries a negative meaning.

Examples with “Too”

  • The bed was too small so that I couldn’t sleep well.
  • This winter was too cold. We couldn’t go anywhere.
  • It is too wet in Antalya.
  • I am working too hard these days.
  • I bought this T-shirt but it was too expensive.

“Too” can also be used with “much” and “many.” Remember that “much” is used with uncountable nouns, and “many” is used with countable nouns.

Examples with “Too Much” and “Too Many”

  • There is too much sugar in my tea.
  • I have slept too much.
  • I eat too much.
  • She has got too many friends in her new school.
  • My daughter eats too many sweets.

“Enough” indicates sufficiency or adequacy.

Examples with “Enough”

  • There isn’t enough sugar in the kitchen.
  • I don’t study hard enough these days.

How much tea do you drink in a day?

You can answer with “not enough” or “enough.”

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