Too Much, Too Many and Not Enough

 

 

Sometimes there are too many rules to follow in English. Sometimes learning a language can feel like too much work, especially when you don't have enough time. We have put together this infographic to help you understand and remember some of the rules for using too much, too many and not enough. If you have any questions please ask us in the comments and if there is anything else you would like us to explain, please ask us below.

Too much too many not enough English Grammar

TOO MUCH, TOO MANY and NOT ENOUGH

TOO MUCH and TOO MANY

We use TOO MANY + COUNTABLE NOUN

We use TOO MUCH + UNCOUNTABLE NOUN

 There are too many books in granddad’s house!

The boy has put too much sugar on his grapefruit!

 

NOT ENOUGH

 There is not enough sugar in my coffee

There are not enough chairs

 

SHERPA WISDOM: Notice that ENOUGH goes BEFORE a NOUN

 

TOO

 

We use Too + an ADJECTIVE

 

The boy is too small to ride the rollercoaster = The boy is not tall enough to ride the rollercoaster

 

SHERPA WISDOM: Notice that ENOUGH goes AFTER an adjective

 

 

COMMON MISTAKES

 

The coffee is too much hot for me           The coffee is too hot for me

I like Dublin too much            I like Dublin a lot/ I really like Dublin

I am too much happy             I am very happy/ I am really happy