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Too, Enough, So, Such

Too is for amounts that are more than necessary, more than enough, or more than needed or wanted.
Too goes before adjectives and adverbs. TOO + ADJECTIVE. TOO + ADVERB

- It's too cold to go for a swim. (too + adj)

- Kevin is too young to get married. (too + adj)
- You're driving too fast. (too + adv)
- He’s working too hard. (too + adv)

we put too before nouns, when it goes in the expressions too much and too many.
Ø Use too much before non count nouns.
Ø Use too many before plural nouns.
- You put too much sugar in my coffee.
- She has too much money.
-He writes too many letters.

Enough is for amounts that are sufficient (in the amount or to the degree needed).
Enough goes after adjectives and adverbs. ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH. ADVERB + ENOUGH

- They were smart enough to pass the test. (adj + enough)

- Tony was tall enough to play on the basketball team. (adj + enough)
- We're not moving quickly enough. (adv + enough)
- She didn't run fast enough to win. (adv + enough)

Enough comes before nouns. ENOUGH + NOUN

- We have enough time.
- There isn't enough flour to make the cake.
- I don't have enough money for the computer.

Sentences with enough are sometimes followed by to + verb infinitive.

I’m not tall enough to reach the book.
I haven’t got enough money to buy that coat.
So means very.

Form: So + adjective or adverb.

He’s so funny! He plays the piano so well!

However, in modern English, it is increasingly being used before nouns and verbs.
That dress is so last year! (= That dress is last year’s fashion)
I’m so going to shout at him when I see him! (so = really)

So can be used with a that clause, to show a result of the first clause.
I was so hot that I couldn’t sleep. Aqui so se traduce por tan

Use: Such is used before a noun or before an adjective + noun.

Such also means very or semejante, tan.

Such a story.
Such people.
They are such nice children.
It is such a nice child.

A / an, if necessary, go after such, not before.
That’s a such pretty dress. => That’s such a pretty dress!
Like So, Such can be used with a that clause, to show a result of the first clause.
I was such a nice day that we decided to go to the park.

Common mistakes
1) Some students use too with a positive meaning. But use so or very here
It’s too hot! I love the summer! => It’s so hot! I love the summer!
2) Some students write enough in the wrong place.
Do we have sugar enough? => Do we have enough sugar?
3) Some students use so / such…that incorrectly.
It was so hot that the sun was shining.
This sentence is not correct because ‘the sun was shining’ is not a direct result of ‘It was so hot’.
The hot day did not cause the sun to shine.

Ordena las palabras para formar las oraciones.

enough water is warm the

Is the water warm enough


plates have we don't enough

We don't have enough plates


there too milk much coffee this in is

There is too much milk in this coffee


were there people many too

There were too many people


was pepper there steak the on much too

There was too much pepper on the steak


is Paul to not enough old drive

Paul is not old enough to drive

haven't team they got players enough their in

They haven't got enough players in their team


can't I wind go because sailing isn't enough there

I can't go sailing because there isn't enough wind


I lunch too ate much

I ate too much lunch


noise is too there much here

There is too much noise here