Enough can be used as an adjective or adverb. As an adjective, enough is used to modify a noun.
- I have bought enough eggs.
As an adverb, enough is used to modify an adjective or another adverb.
- She is old enough to know better.
We can combine two sentences into one using enough + infinitive.
Before combining two clauses using enough, make sure that they are both affirmative or negative.
- My grandfather is very fit. He can run four miles at a stretch.
Here both sentences are affirmative.
- My grandfather is fit enough to run four miles at a stretch.
Note that the adverb enough goes after the adjective or adverb it modifies.
- My neighbor is very rich. He can buy whatever he wants.
- My neighbor is rich enough to buy whatever he wants.
- The room was very spacious. It could easily accommodate 50 people.
- The room was spacious enough to easily accommodate 50 people.
We can use enough to join two clauses even if they have different subjects.
Study the examples given below.
- The orator spoke very loudly. I could hear him.
- The orator spoke loudly enough for me to hear him. (Note the use of the structure for me.)
- There is plenty of time. We can play one more game.
- There is enough of time for us to play one more game.
- The mangoes are ripe. You can eat them.
- The mangoes are ripe enough for you to eat.
- The oranges are cheap enough. You can buy them.
- The oranges are cheap enough for you to buy.