Exercise 1

Choose too, too much, too many, enough to complete the sentences below.

1There's smoke in here; I can't breathe.

2I don't earn to buy that car.

3My manager says that I play to win the competition.

4I know I talk . I should talk less.

5I don't think the door is to get the sofa into the room.

6 money can be bad for football players who are still in their 20s.

7I ate cakes and felt sick later.

8I can't drink this milk. It's hot.

9I think I've eaten . I don't feel very well.

10There weren't to play a match, so everybody went home.


 

 

Too, too much, too many, enough: table

 
Too, too much, too many, enough
 

too

 

Before an adjective/adverb

 
We use too before an adjective or an adverb to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

  • You are too young to enter this club. 
  • We arrived too late

 

too much

 

Before an uncountable noun

 
We can use too much before uncountable nouns to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

  • The doctor said that I drink too much coffee
  • I hate this city. There’s too much traffic.

 

After a verb

 
We can also use too much after a verb.

  • You can’t take the car. You’ve drunk too much.  
  • He talks too much.

 

too many

 

Before a plural noun

 
We use too many before plural nouns to mean ‘more than we need’ or ‘more than is necessary’.

  • I didn’t enjoy the concert. There were too many people.
  • They lost because they made too many mistakes

 

enough

 

Before a noun

 
We can use enough + noun to say that something is the correct number or amount.

  • I have saved enough money to go to Rome on holiday. 
  • Do you have enough butter to cook?

In negative sentences we use (not) enough + noun to say that something is less than we want or we need.

  • We don’t have enough money to travel. 
  • I don’t have enough time to finish my homework before Monday. 

 

After an adjective/adverb

 
We can use adjective/adverb enough to mean ‘sufficiently’.

  • This bed is big enough for the four of us. 
  • I think she spoke clearly enough. Everybody understood what she meant. 

In negative sentences we can use (not) adjective/adverb + enough to mean ‘less than we want’ or ‘less than necessary’.

  • You aren’t old enough to enter this club.
  • You aren’t going fast enough. We are going to be late.

 

After a verb

 
We can also use verbenough.

  • I didn’t study enough and I failed the exam. 
  • I think you don’t sleep enough. You should sleep seven or eight hours a day. 

 

too, too much, too many, enough + to + infinitive

 
In English we often use to-infinitive with the expressions too, too much, too many, enough.

  • I was too tired to go clubbing.
  • She makes enough money to sustain all her family.

 

Be careful with these common mistakes!

 
Don’t use an adjective after too much

  • I’m too tired to study now. (NOT: I’m too much tired.)

Don’t confuse the word too (=more than enough) with the word very.

  • I think she is very beautiful. (NOT: I think she is too beautiful.)

 


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