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    enough

    Are both these sentences correct:

    1-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention enough to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.

    2-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention sufficiently to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.

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    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are both these sentences correct:

    1-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention enough to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.

    2-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention sufficiently to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.
    Attention enough-
    Enough-to the required degree.
    Attention sufficiently.-
    Sufficiently-fully(informal).
    Though there are many differences,I think the above would suffice.
    The first sentence is correct.
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    rj1948.

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    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are both these sentences correct:

    1-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention enough to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.

    2-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention sufficiently to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.
    They are both correct.

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    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are both these sentences correct:

    1-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention enough to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.

    2-The first time I saw him play, he caught my attention sufficiently to decide to give him a chance to perform at my club.
    I guess I am the deciding vote.

    The second sentence is awkward with caught ... sufficiently to.

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    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I guess I am the deciding vote.

    The second sentence is awkward with caught ... sufficiently to.
    Yes I agree, it is awkward on reflection.


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    Re: enough

    caught my attention enough to
    caught my attention sufficiently to

    Enough sounds better; however, I wouldn't say sufficiently was wrong.

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    #7

    Re: enough

    Please, wouldn't the most correct form be "the first time I saw him playing"?
    Thanks.

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    #8

    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    caught my attention enough to
    caught my attention sufficiently to

    Enough sounds better; however, I wouldn't say sufficiently was wrong.

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    Re: enough

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    caught my attention enough to
    caught my attention sufficiently to

    Enough sounds better; however, I wouldn't say sufficiently was wrong.
    I agree, Vivemafille. That is certainly advice which reflects a good understanding of the English language.

    I don't see sufficiently as awkward. I'd say that 'enough' sounds "better" because it's more commonly used.

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