How to use ‘Enough’ in a sentence.

How to use Enough in a Sentence

Hi Guys!


In todays blog post we are going to learn how to properly use enough in a sentence. The first thing that we need to be aware of is that the word enough can be used in a sentence with adjectives, nouns, verbs and even adverbs! So lets go through and check out the different ways that we can use enough.


With Adjectives.

  • The girl wasn’t tall enough to ride the rollercoaster

As tall is an adjective we need to put enough afterwards.


With Nouns

  • There wasn’t enough interest so the event was cancelled.

In this sentence, the word interest functions as a noun so we need to put enough before.


With Verbs

  • I am unhealthy because I don’t exercise enough.

When used in a sentence with Verbs we put enough afterwards.


With Adverbs

  • I didn’t run quickly enough to beat my marathon target.

Similarly to with verbs and adjectives, we put enough after adverbs when used in a sentence together.

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Let’s see if you can complete the sentences using enough and the words in brackets.

  • (Money) I don’t have ______________ to go shopping.
  • (Old) Are you___________ to get a drivers license.
  • (Fast) My old car is too slow, it isn’t____________
  • (Eggs) Yes there are____________ to bake a cake.
  • (Warm) It isn’t____________ to go to the beach today.
  • (People) Where can I find____________ for the game?
  • (Tests) Our Teacher never gives us_____________.

Even More Money Related Phrasal Verbs!

Even More Money Related Phrasal Verbs

Hi All!

Yet some more phrasal verbs related to this month’s topic: Money!

  1. Dip into: To use a small amount.
  • We’re still 5% short, we’ll have to dip into next years budget.


  1. Scrape by: To barely make it.
  • Netscape has been scraping by for years, when will they go under?


  1. Take over: to buy another company.
  • In 2012 Facebook took over Instagram


  1. Tied up: to be occupied.
  • Most of my money is tied up in real estate.


  1. Get By: To survive.
  • It’s difficult to get by in this bad economy.

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Now see if you can use these phrasal verbs in context:


  • My small business has been____________ by a larger corporation.
  • I earn minimum wage so for some months it can be difficult to
  • I’ve run out of money again, I may need to_________ my savings account.
  • After the financial crisis my company___________ for a few years before going bankrupt.
  • I don’t have much liquid cash at the moment as my money is all_________ in other interests.

5 More Money Related Phrasal Verbs

5 More Money Related Phrasal Verbs

Carrying on with our monthly topic of money, here are 5 more Phrasal Verbs for you to get acquainted with!


Back Out/ Pull out of: To retreat from something after initial interest.

  • He spent 3 weeks getting the financing together but then the seller backed/pulled out of the deal.


Bail out: To give a financially troubled institute money.

  • After the 2008, many banks and companies had to be bailed out with tax payer money.


Buy Out: To take over a company or purchase shares.

  • Bob and Mark started a business twenty years, and when Bob decided to go back to college Mark bought him out.


Do without: To deny oneself of certain comforts or benefits.

  • Ever since the budget cuts our department has had to do without the free coffee.


Pay Back: To repay or to return a loan.

  • Don’t lend Javier any money, he won’t pay it back.

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See if you can put them into practice, fill in the gaps with the correct work.

  • The deal didn’t go ahead in the end because one of the parties____________ of the deal at the last minute.
  • After Laura lost all of her holiday money at the casino her family_______________ and lent her the money to get back home.
  • In 2012 Facebook___________ Instagram for $1 billion.
  • To save money this month we are going to____________ Air Conditioning.
  • I have to__________ the money the bank lent me so I could buy my house.

5 Money Related Phrasal Verbs

5 Money Related Phrasal Verbs

As Money is our topic of the month we thought that we would share some useful money related phrasal verbs.

Rake In – to make a lot of money.

  • With their integrated ad campaign Youtube is raking in the cash

Shell out – to spend a lot of money.

  • John’s car has broken down so he has to shell out to get it repaired.

Cough Up – to provide money.

  • Every month I have to cough up £700 rent.

Put aside – To save something for later.

  • Every month I put aside £100 into my savings account.

Run Over – To exceed a planned amount of money or time.

  • The housing project has run over the original budget.

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See if you can fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verb.

My boiler broke down so now I have to__________           £500 to get it repaired!

I want to buy a house so I have been____________ money from every pay cheque.

I have been _________  money with my new job!

After I broke my friends window I had to________ the money to replace it.

I’m afraid the meeting has_________by 20 minutes, we’ll have to leave the room.




10 Money Related Idioms

10 Money Related Idioms

Continuing on with this month’s topic: Money, we thought that we would share with you some of our favourite Money related idioms. As with all idioms these phrases are a great way to make your English sound much more natural and conversational and can all be used in a variety of different contexts.

To Look Like a Million Dollars

To look very good.

  • The actress looked like a million dollars when she went to accept her award.

The earliest printed example of this idiom is believed to have been published in the Buffalo Evening News in 1902 in an account of a baseball game between Buffalo and Newark: At that the Burn’emites looked like a million dollars for the first six innings of the first game. 

Time is Money

Time is valuable (so don’t waste it)

  • Time is money and I don’t want to waste it talking with my supervisor because he always wants to argue with me!

This idiom actually originates from Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the USA. In 1748 Franklin wrote in his book, Advice to a Young Tradesman:

Remember that time is money. He that idly loses five shillings’ worth of time loses five shillings, and might as prudently throw five shillings into the sea.

At All Costs

To do something at any expense of time, effort or money.

  • We want to send our child to a good school at all costs.

The origins of this Idiom are unclear, however it is believed that it started to gain popularity during the first half of the 1800s.

On the House

Something that is free provided/paid for by the owner of the business.

  • All the drinks at the restaurant were on the house for the rest of the evening.

This idiom is believed to have first been used in an article published in the Kansas City Times and Star in 1889: The first drink Thursday was ‘on the house’ in the leading saloons.

Break Even

Have equal income to expenses.

  • Our company was able to break even only after 6 months of operation.

Although this Idiom is often used now in a financial context, it is believed to have originally been used as a gambling term, often used when betting on card games.

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Get One’s Money’s Worth

To receive a good service for the price paid.

  • The wedding band played four extra songs, so we really got our money’s worth.

On the Money

Exactly the right place, time or idea.

  • Our estimate of this years budget was right on the money.

To Make a Killing

To make a lot of money suddenly.

  • We made a killing at the casino, we came home with so much money.

This phrase is believed to have first been used in 1888 in the weekly in the American weekly humour magazine Texas Siftings:

(on Fred Jarvis winning $15,000 in the Louisiana State Lottery Drawing) Many..would like to know something relative to the man who was fortunate enough to ‘make a killing’….”

Worth its Weight in Gold

To be very valuable/efficient.

  • My new manager is very smart and worth her weight in gold.

Hit the Jackpot

To make a large amount of money.

  • I think we’ve hit the Jackpot with our latest marketing campaign, our sales have doubled!

The word Jackpot is often used as the top prize in a game or contest (such as the lottery or a game of poker) so to hit the jackpot is to be like winning a valuable prize or a big sum of money.