When you want to say that an adjective is a higher degree than desirable or permissible, you can use too + adjective:
- Jack is too young to drink alcohol. This means that Jack is young and younger than the permissible age to drink alcohol.
- The new iBook is nice, but it is too small. This means that the new iBook is small and smaller than I desire it to be.
Here are some other examples:
- From here, the Empire State Building is too far to walk to, so let’s take the subway.
- Jenny was too late for class today and the teacher would not let her enter the class.
You can also use not + adjective + enough, which has the same meaning as too:
- Jack is not old enough to drink alcohol.
- The new iBook is nice, but it is not big enough.
- From here, the Empire State Building is not close enough, so let’s take the subway.
You can also use adjective + enough in a question:
- Is Jack old enough to drink alcohol?
- Do you think that suitcase is big enough for your trip?
Do you know anyone who is too young to drink alcohol? Is the new iBook big enough?
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