enough / too

Enough means you have what is sufficient/necessary; too means you have more than what is sufficient/necessary. There are a few important details about their word order in the sentence:

too + adjective This shirt is too expensive. It costs $30 and I have only $25.

too much + uncountable noun I drank too much water; now I really need to go to the bathroom!

too many + countable noun She put too many eggs into the cake. The recipe said 3 and she used 5.

verb + too much He complains too much. He has such a negative attitude.


enough + noun (countable or uncountable) We don’t have enough people for a soccer team. We have 8 people and a team needs at least 11.

adjective + enough Sorry kid, you’re not old enough to buy alcohol. You’re 19 and the minimum age is 21. enough old

verb + enough I don’t exercise enough. I need to go to the gym more than once a month.