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    adverbs or adjectives?

    Hi friends
    I wonder if we can suppose these words as adverbs of quantity:
    1.There are too many cars in the streets.
    2.There isn't enough taxi servce in our city.


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    Re: adverbs or adjectives?

    'too' (in meaning similar to 'more')
    -adverb:
    more than is needed or wanted; more than is suitable or enough

    'enough' and 'many/much' are determiners and may function in varied grammatical categories.

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    Re: adverbs or adjectives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide View Post
    Hi friends
    I wonder if we can suppose these words as adverbs of quantity:
    1.There are too many cars in the streets.
    2.There isn't enough taxi servce in our city.


    TOO - adverb of degree - it means 'more than is necessary or useful'[modifies the adjective "many"]
    ENOUGH - it goes before nouns, and means 'as much as is necessary'. In this case it is not an adverb, but a 'determiner' meaning sufficient - modifies the noun "service".

    Enough can be an adverb meaning 'to the necessary degree' and it goes after adjectives and adverbs.

    Example:

    Is your coffee hot enough? (adjective)
    He didn't work hard enough. (adverb)


    Additionally,

    Enough modifies both countable and uncountable nouns.

    "There is enough money to buy a car."
    "I have enough books to read."
    Last edited by Teia; 06-Sep-2007 at 20:42.

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