My friend Jack was thinking about having a party so he checked what he had in the house. There seems to be enough wine and beer. The last time he had a party he bought too much wine, and he has about ten bottles left over from that party. There was not enough ice, so he is going to need to pick that up when he shops for food. I told him no to buy to many things because there was a lot left over from his last party.
Today let’s look at how to use enough & too. Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check today’s lesson:
We use enough to show that there is a sufficient amount of something and we are satisfied with the amount or situation.
Jack: Would you like some more coffee?
Jenny: No thanks, I’ve had enough.
There seems to be enough wine and beer.
It’s warm enough in the house, so I will take off this sweater.
Do you have enough books to read on your vacation?
We use not enough to show that there is not a sufficient amount of something, and we are not satisfied with the amount or situation.
He doesn’t have enough ice, so he is going to need to pick that up.
I didn’t have enough time to see everyone I wanted to see during the holidays.
Since Joe doesn’t get enough exercise, he is going to join a gym.
There isn’t enough milk in the fridge, so I can’t make pancakes.
We use too to show that something is more than you want/need, and in some cases less than you want/need, and using too means you are not satisfied with the amount or situation.
The last time he had a party he bought too much wine.
Happy has too many toys to play with.
The sweater my aunt gave me is too small, so I need to exchange it.
Lori’s doctor told her she drinks too much coffee.
Take a look in your refrigerator. What do you have enough of? What do you not have enough of? What do you have too much or too little of?