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    reward enough

    Usually, "enough" describes a noun before it. So is this an exceptional case or acceptable?

    36)See if you can think of something really thoughtful to do for someone, and enjoy it for its own sake. It can be mowing your neighbor’s lawn, or coming home early from work to give your spouse a break from the kids. When you complete your favor, see if you can feel the warmth of knowing you have done something for someone without expecting anything. If you practice, I think you will discover that the feelings themselves are reward enough. What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of receiving something in return. The solution is to

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    Re: reward enough

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Usually, "enough" describes a noun before it. So is this an exceptional case or acceptable?

    36)See if you can think of something really thoughtful to do for someone, and enjoy it for its own sake. It can be mowing your neighbor’s lawn, or coming home early from work to give your spouse a break from the kids. When you complete your favor, see if you can feel the warmth of knowing you have done something for someone without expecting anything. If you practice, I think you will discover that the feelings themselves are reward enough. What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of receiving something in return. The solution is to
    It's fine.

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    Re: reward enough

    +1.

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    Re: reward enough

    The postpositive use of adjectival 'enough' is archaic, although, like most archaisms, sometimes used to lend a grand or literary sound to one's prose.

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    Re: reward enough

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    The postpositive use of adjectival 'enough' is archaic, although, like most archaisms, sometimes used to lend a grand or literary sound to one's prose.
    Fair enough.

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    Re: reward enough

    I wouldn't call it archaic myself.

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    Re: reward enough

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I wouldn't call it archaic myself.
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    Re: reward enough

    Philo specified the 'adjectival enough' as being archaic.

    The adverbial 'enough' is of course alive and well.

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    Re: reward enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Philo specified the 'adjectival enough' as being archaic.

    I did indeed.

    Thank you for noticing!

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