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Enough and too Unit 99

Unit 99

Enough and too

(a) Место enough в предложении:

Enough стоит после прилагательных и наречий:

- He didn't get job because he wasn't experienced enough. (но не `enough


- You won't pass the examination if you don't work hard enough.

- She can't get married yet. She's not old enough.


Enough стоит перед существительными:


- He didn't get the job because he didn't have enough experience. (но не

`experience enough')

- I'd like to go on holiday but I haven't enough money.

- Some of us had to sit on the floor because there weren't enough



Вы также можете употреблять слово enough

само по себе (без существительного):


- I'll lend you some money if you haven't got enough.


(b) После enough и too можно сказать for



- I haven't got enough money for a holiday.

- He wasn't experienced enough for the job.

- This shirt is too big for me. I need a smaller size.


Однако, обычно мы не говорим `enough/too...for

doing something'. Мы употребляем to + infinitive

после enough и too.

Так мы говорим `enough money to do something',

`old enough to do something', `too young to do

something' и т.д.:


- I haven't got enough money to go on holiday. (но не `for going')

- He wasn't experienced enough to do the job.

- She's only sixteen. She's not old enough to get married. (или She's too

young to get married.)

- Let's get a taxi. It's too far to walk.

- There weren't enough chairs for everyone to sit down.

- The weather wasn't nice enough to go swimming.

- He spoke too quickly for us to understand.


(c) Мы говорим:


- The food was so hot that we couldn't eat it.

и: The food was very hot. We couldn't eat it.


или мы говорим:


- The food was too hot to eat. (without `it')


Вот еще несколько примеров, как этот:


- That picture is too heavy to hang on the wall.

- I had to carry my wallet in my hand. It was too big to put in my


- The water wasn't clean enough to swim in.

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