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What are the rules for word order with 'enough'?
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I would say that when enough is used as an adjective it should come before the noun.
 

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It usually does. ;-)
 
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when enough is used an a adv ,it should be after the adv .
is it right or not?
 

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coolrains said:
when enough is used an a adv ,it should be after the adv .
is it right or not?

When enough is used as an adverb it comes after the verb. Example:
  • He didn't drive fast enough to get there on time.

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coolrains said:
when enough is used an a adv ,it should be after the adv .
is it right or not?

The normal order is:
enough + noun
adjective or adverb + enough

However, sometimes we change the order with a noun for effect, but this isn't common and only happens with certain nouns.
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Correction

In the example I gave in my previous posting, enough modified an adverb and not a verb. It does seem to be the case that it is more likely to modify an adverb than a verb. Example:
  • He did not work hard enough to achieve his goal.

Any comments?

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Do you want some more of this stuff
Or have you seen enough?

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If you have 'She did enough', is 'enough' modifying the verb? ;-)
 

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tdol said:
If you have 'She did enough', is 'enough' modifying the verb? ;-)

I think so.

Another example:
  • He did just enough to get by.

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That does the job for me. You could say that it is modifying an elliptical word like 'work', but why bother? ;-)
 

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So, do you think I know enough?

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Bob today I don't have much time to go outside, I need to Math practice.

is the above sentence is correct?, if it is, can I use enough instead much and why?
 

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Bob, today I don't have much time to go outside; I need to practice Math.
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HI every one:

I am new.

i want to ask you
do you have any link for explaning this word.
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rauf said:
Bob today I don't have much time to go outside, I need to Math practice.

is the above sentence is correct?, if it is, can I use enough instead much and why?

You can use enough there. For example:
  • I don't have enough time for that. I have to stay in and practice math.
Most of the time, however, we would probably say I don't have time to do that instead of I don't have enough time to do that.

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Just to add a British English note- we spell the verb 'practise' and we say 'maths'. ;-)
 

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We don't count it:

Maths is difficult. (BE)

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