Very - Too - Enough

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The following grammar notes show the difference uses (and word order) of Very, Too and Enough.


Very and Too + adjective

1. The exam is very difficult, but Jim can complete it.

2. The exam is too difficult. Jim can't complete it.

Very difficult = it is difficult but possible for Jim to complete the exam.

Too difficult = It is impossible for Jim to complete the exam.

Remember that Too implies a negative result.


Too + adjective + infinitive


Too + adjective + for (someone) + infinitive


Enough + noun

Enough (pronounced "enuf")

There was sufficient food for everybody at the party.


Adjective + Enough

Everybody notices her because she is very pretty.


Enough + infinitive



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