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    enough

    Dear teachers,

    Is this sentence incorrect ?

    "The visibility was poor ENOUGH for the mountains to be seen."
    If yes, how would you use "enough" in such a sentence, please ?

    Kind regards,
    Hela

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    Re: enough

    I don't understand the sentence. What does it mean?

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    Re: enough

    Dear Casiopea,

    Talking about students mistakes here are some --I think. Seeing sentences made by my fellow students I'm getting now very confused. So would you please tell me which ones are correct, if there are any? And if there are some which are correct are they all used with an intensifier?

    a) The visibility was poor enough for the mountains to be seen.
    b) The visibility was poor enough that mountains couldn't be seen.
    c) There wasn't enough visibility for the mountains to be seen.
    d) There were such a lot of people at the party that there was no room to move.
    e) We hadn't expected such an exhausting trip.
    f) we really had a good meal last night.

    If someone is doing a study on students mistakes this is worth a piece of research, don't you think?

    A different questions all toghether please. When is the word "morning" (& Co) used as an adverb and not a noun?

    See you soon,
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    #4

    Re: enough

    Dear teachers,

    In addition to my questions in the previous post, would you please tell me if it's correct to put the indefinite article before and after "rather" used as intensifier. When I put it after, the sentence seems strange to me, but is it perfectly good English and has the sentence still the same meaning? Is there a slight difference or none at all?

    e.g. This is a rather good job / This is rather a good job.

    Is there another intensifier which can take a definite article before or after the adjective?

    Many thanks,
    Hela

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    #5

    Re: enough

    Rather a - more positive to me than 'a rather'.
    Last edited by Tdol; 02-Feb-2006 at 18:34.

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    Re: enough

    there must be a typo in your aswer, tdol

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    Re: enough

    Not any longer- my 'aswer' has been corrected.

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    #8

    Re: enough

    Perfect!

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