ADVERBS OF DEGREE

Adverbs of degree tell us about the intensity of something. Adverbs of degree are usually placed before the adjective, adverb, or verb that they modify, although there are some exceptions. The words “too”, “enough”, “very”, and “extremely” are examples of adverbs of degree

Example Modifying Adverb of degree

.The water was extremely cold

.The movie is quite interesting

.He was just leaving

.She has almost finished

.She is running very fast

.You are walking too slowly

.You are running fast enough

adjective

adjective

verb

verb

adverb

adverb

adverb

extremely

quite

just

almost

very

too

enough

USAGE OF “ENOUGH”

.Enough can be used as both an adverb and as a determiner

ENOUGH AS AN ADVERB
Enough as an adverb meaning ‘to the necessary degree’ goes after the adjective or adverb that it is modifying, and not before it as other adverbs do. It can be used both in positive and negative sentences

EXAMPLES

?Is your coffee hot enough

.This box isn’t big enough

.He didn’t work hard enough

.I got here early enough

.Enough is often followed by “to” + the infinitive

EXAMPLES

.He didn’t work hard enough to pass the exam

?Is your coffee hot enough to drink

.She’s not old enough to get married

.I got here early enough to sign up

.Enough can also be followed by “for someone” or “for something”

EXAMPLES

.The dress was big enough for me

.She’s not experienced enough for this job

?Is the coffee hot enough for you

.He didn’t work hard enough for a promotion

ENOUGH AS A DETERMINER
Enough as a determiner meaning ‘as much/many as necessary’ goes before the noun it modifies. It is used with countable nouns in the plural and with uncountable nouns

EXAMPLES

.We have enough bread

.You have enough children

.They don’t have enough food

.I don’t have enough apples

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