TOO and ENOUGH
- BE / LINKING VERBS + TOO + ADJECTIVE + TO INFINITIVE
The infinitive can refer to the subject of the sentence (* the doer of the infinitive is the subject of the sentence). It has an active meaning .
e.g.- You are too young to understand the content of this book ( = you are so young that you can’t understand it )
If the subject of the sentence is the object of the infinitive, it has a passive meaning.
e.g. – The plate looks too hot to touch (= the plate is so hot that we should not touch it )
2. BE / LINKING VERBS + TOO + ADJECTIVE + FOR NOUN / PRONOUN + TO INFINITIVE
The subject of the sentence is always the object of the infinitive.
e.g. – The case is too complicated for us to solve.
– He is too smart for you to argue with.
3. VERB + TOO + ADVERB + TO INFINITIVE
e.g. – That native speaker spoke too fast to understand.
– She types too slowly to finish this report on time.
4. BE + ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH + TO INFINITIVE
e.g. – She is tall enough to follow the test for being a stewardess.
– The milk has been cool enough to drink.
5. VERB + ADVERB + ENOUGH + TO INFINITIVE
e.g. – They investigated the case accurately enough to send the white collar criminal to jail
– The wind blows hard enough for the children to play outside.
6. ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH + THAT + CLAUSE
e.g. – I was tired enough that I slept soundly last night.
– The motorists are careless enough that there is often an accident here.
7. ADVERB + ENOUGH + THAT + CLAUSE
e.g. – The writer describes the beauty of the spot descriptively enough that the reader can imagine it.
– This monkey got the bananas on the top of tree fast and skillfully enough that we can’t follow its motion.
8. ENOUGH + NOUN + TO INFINITIVE
e.g. – He doesn’t earn enough money to live on.
– We have enough time to think of it.