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 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!
There is not enough sugar in my coffee
There are not enough chairs
SHERPA WISDOM: Notice that ENOUGH goes BEFORE a NOUN
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
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