One-Point English Lesson: Enough & More

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Enough and more can both be used as determiners before a noun, but they have different meanings.

More means sufficient and comes before a noun. You can use more before a plural noun or a non-countable noun:

  • We have more pens in the closet if you need them.
  • I think we are going to need more wine glasses for the party.
  • I didn’t finish my report yet. I need more time.
  • He likes his coffee light, so can you put a little more milk in the cup?

When we use more in negative sentences and questions, we often use any more:

  • We don’t have any more pens, so I will go to the stationary shop to get some.
  • Do you have any more wine glasses we can borrow for the party?
  • I didn’t have any more time to finish the exam, so my grade was terrible.
  • Please don’t add any more salt to the soup. It already has salt in it.

Enough means additional and comes before a noun. You can also use more before a plural noun or a non-countable noun:

  • We have enough pens in the closet if you need them.
  • I think we are going to need more wine glasses for the party.
  • I didn’t finish my report yet. I need more time.
  • He likes his coffee light, so can you put a little more milk in the cup?

Enough can also be used in negative sentences and questions:

  • We don’t have enough pens, so I will go to the stationary shop to get some.
  • Jane said we don’t have enough wine glasses for the party.
  • I didn’t have enough time to finish my report, so I have to work overtime.
  • There isn’t enough milk in my coffee, so can you put a little more milk in the cup?

Did you have enough time to finish your work today, or did you work overtime?



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