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Common Mistakes in English - Enough

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Enough can be used as an adjective, adverb or exclamation in English. Pay careful attention to the placement of 'enough' explained below.

Enough

Adjective / Adverb + Enough

When enough modifies an adjective or an adverb place enough after the adjective / adverb:

Examples:

Do you think he is strong enough to lift that weight?
I think it's warm enough to take a walk without my jacket.

Enough + Noun

When enough modifies a noun, place enough before the noun:

Examples:

He has enough money to buy a ticket.
She said there were enough participants to begin the study.

Do you understand the rules? Test your knowledge with this Enough quiz.

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