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    enough / sufficient

    A photocopy of your ID is enough/suffcient. No original one is required.


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    Can both 'enough' and 'sufficient' be adopted in this case? Thank you.

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    Re: enough / sufficient

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    A photocopy of your ID is enough/suffcient. No original one is required.


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    Can both 'enough' and 'sufficient' be adopted in this case? Thank you.

    Yes, they are both possible. "Sufficient" would be more formal.

    You may also want to note that the second part should read "No original is required." not "no original one"; original can be a noun as well as an adjective, and would be used as a noun here idiomatically.


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    Re: enough / sufficient

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    Yes, they are both possible. "Sufficient" would be more formal.

    You may also want to note that the second part should read "No original is required." not "no original one"; original can be a noun as well as an adjective, and would be used as a noun here idiomatically.
    Could you tell me whether I could have even dropped 'is' in the second part colloquially?

    As: A photocopy of your ID is suffcient. No original required.


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    Re: enough / sufficient

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    Could you tell me whether I could have even dropped 'is' in the second part colloquially?

    As: A photocopy of your ID is suffcient. No original required.
    Yes. it will be informal to say this

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