SMAN 1 SURADE -
What is ‘Too and Enough’?
Too and enough indicate degree of something. They are used with adjectives.
Too means more than what is needed or what is wanted. In Bahasa it means ‘terlalu’.
Enough means sufficient, not less and not more. In Bahasa it means ‘cukup’
- My father is too oldto work anymore.
- Aisyah is smart enoughto write article
- She is not working fast enoughto finish this report.
- We don’t have enough time for playing.
- He has too many friends.
The use of ‘too and enough
1. Enough precedes adjectives and adverbs:
My mother is old enough to lift heavy things.
They are not doing assignments quickly enough.
2. Enough may also precede nouns:
My family have enough money to travel.
I have not got enough money to pay school fee.
3. Too comes before adjectives and adverbs:
It’s too hot to wear a jacket.
I was riding bike too fast.
4. Too may also come before nouns when it is used with the expressions too much and too many.
a. Too much is used before uncountable nouns.
There is too much sugar in this coffee.
b. Too many is used before countable nouns
There are too many students in this classroom.
Here is an example how it is practiced in daily communication:
Ahmad : This Sofa is very soft and beautiful. I like it very much. How much does it cost, sir?
Ali : It costs Rp 2.000.000
Ahmad : That’s too much money for me. I can’t buy it
Ali : That’s another one that is very beautiful too. And the price isn’t too high. It’s only Rp. 1.500.000
Ahmad : Yes, the price is low enough. But, I can’t buy it.
Ali : Why sir? Is it small enough for your room?
Ahmad : Yes, it is.