Use the word "plenty" when an amount is large enough to satisfy a need. You can pronounce this word as "plenty," with the "t" sound, or as many Americans do, "pleny," without the "t" sound.
The word "plentiful" is an adjective:
Notice that the word "plenty" is often followed by the preposition "of" or an infinitive. However, in spoken English, some people use "plenty" as an adverb to mean "very." I don’t recommend this, but you might hear it used:
There’s plenty to choose from at the farmers market.
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This page was published on April 28, 2014.