Enough vs. Too
Enough to shows sufficiency and has a positive meaning.
- He is strong enough to lift that box.
- The boy is clever enough to understand it.
- We are not rich enough to buy a car.
- Was he foolish enough to listen to her?
Too means ‘more than is good or desirable or required for a specific purpose’. It should not be used in the general sense of very or much.
- He is very good. (NOT He is too good.)
- He is very healthy. (NOT He is too healthy.)
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Too … to shows undesirable excess and has a kind of negative meaning.
- This is too good to be true. (This is so good that it cannot be true.)
- She was too tired to walk.
- The coffee is too hot for me to drink.
- The boy has too little intelligence to understand this.
- He has become too much of a nuisance to put up with.