Enough

By Mary Morel

Reader’s question: Are there any rules around where to place enough?

Answer: Place the adverb enough after an adjective or adverb, but before a noun.

Margaret isn’t well enough to attend.
The restaurant didn’t have enough staff.

When enough comes before a noun it is usually followed by the infinitive  (to + verb), but an alternative construction using that is on the rise, particularly in American English.

They have enough money to last until payday.
I have enough money that will last until payday.

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