Common Errors in English: Enough + Adjectives / Verbs / Nouns

Don’t say: “This box isn’t enough big for all the books.”

Say: “This box isn’t big enough for all the books.”

Don’t say: “We don’t have people enough for a soccer team.”

Say: “We don’t have enough people for a soccer team.”

Enough goes after adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Enough goes before nouns.

Adjective + enough:

  • Are you old enough to see this movie?

Adverb + enough:

  • You sing well enough to be a professional!

Verb + enough:

  • I play the piano, but I don’t practice enough.

Enough + noun:

  • There aren’t enough chairs for everybody to sit down.
  • I don’t have enough information to make a decision.
  • Do you have enough money to buy that motorcycle?

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