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peter123

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Hi there,

Are 'enough' and sufficient mean the same? Are they interchangable?

Thanks a lot
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The meanings overlap to a large extent. Just don't, whatever you do, combine them! ;-)

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PS Maybe this needs some explanation. Adjectives are often followed by 'enough' - big enough, tall enough, wet enough etc. Some [ab]users have taken this trick to [and beyond] the limit, and say 'sufficient enough'
 
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Adjectives are often followed by 'enough' - big enough, tall enough, wet enough etc. Some [ab]users have taken this trick to [and beyond] the limit, and say 'sufficient enough'

Is it then correct to say that using sufficient would change the word order?

Like this:
He is tall enough to reach it. = He is sufficient tall to reach it.
 

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Sufficiently tall. But that is not how we would talk or write. Hence this is one example where enough is the right word to use.
 
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