The word " enough" refers to an amount of something that is needed or not needed. You can pronounce this word in one of two ways: enough or (a)nough.

  • They have enough food. (They don’t need any.)
  • They don’t have enough food. (They need more.)
  • There’s enough time to play another round of chess.
  • Enough people came to the party to make it interesting.
  • She never has enough patience when working with difficult customers.
  • Is there enough time before the movie to get something to eat?
  • You don’t get enough sleep. You need more rest.
  • Enough is enough! (This is an expression that people use when they’re frustrated or unhappy about a situation.)

no time

He doesn’t have enough time to finish his test.

This video explains how "enough" can be used as an adjective, an adverb, or as a pronoun:

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First published on June 4, 2014.