Jerónimo's Lesson

Intensifiers: so and such / too and (not) enough

Parts of speech

Qué o quién es - Algo o alguien

¿Cómo es? 

¿Cómo? 

¿Cuándo?

Describe al verbo

Intensifiers

  • Are words that emphasizes another word or phrase.
  • We use them to say more about an adjective.
  • Some of them have negative or positive meaning.

We visited so many places.

I like his music so much.

He plays the piano so well!

That’s such a cute dog! 

It's such a beautiful morning!

So

  • We use so to intensify the meaning of a noun or an adjective.
  • SO + ADJECTIVE
  • SO + ADVERB
  • SO + QUANTIFIER + NOUN

Flowers are so beautiful.

Flowers: noun (sustantivo).

Beautiful: adjective (adjetivo).

You drive so fast.

You: noun (sustantivo).

Fast: adverb (adverbio).

Drive: verb (verbo).

Camila has so many books.

Camila: noun (sustantivo).

Books: noun (sustantivo).

Many: Quantifier (cantidad).

Such

  • We use so to intensify the meaning of a noun or an adjective.
  • SUCH + ADJECTIVE + NOUN
  • SUCH + NOUN

This is such an interesting movie.

Movie: noun (sustantivo).

Interesting: adjective (adjetivo).

This is such good cheese.

Cheese: noun (sustantivo).

Good: adjective (adjetivo).

You shouldn't say such a thing.

Thing: noun (sustantivo).

We had such nice weather on holiday!

Weather: noun (sustantivo).

Such a / Such 

SUCH A: sustantivos contables en SINGULAR

You have such a big car.

SUCH: sustantivos contables en PLURAL / sustantivos incontables

This is such good coffee.

1. They speak english ____ well.

2. Tom is ____ a good father.

3. She drives ____ slowly.

4. They have ____ many children.

5. She has ____ beautiful flowers.

6. How can you say ____ things?

7. There were ____ many restaurants they didn’t know which one to choose.

8. She felt ____ upset that she started to cry.

Too

  • We use too to say that something is excessive (negative meaning).
  • TOO + ADJECTIVE
  • TOO + ADVERB

He doesn't like to wake up too early.

Early: adverb (adverbio).

This book is too expensive.

Expensive: adjective (adjetivo).

This story is too confusing. People can't understand it.

Confusing: adjective (adjetivo).

I'm too tired.

Tired: adjective (adjetivo).

Too many

  • Countable nouns.
  • Ex. There are too many dogs in this house.

Too much

  • Uncountable nouns.
  • I don't want to drink too much coffee. 

Enough

  • To say something that is sufficient (suficiente).
  • To say something that is insufficient (insuficiente).
  • ENOUGH + NOUN
  • ADJECTIVE + ENOUGH
  • ADVERB + ENOUGH

We arrived early enough.

Early: adverb (adverbio).

The classroom is big enough

big: adjective (adjetivo).

He doesn't have enough money.

Money: noun (sustantivo).

I'm not good enough to win the competition.

Good: adjective (adjetivo).

Jerónimo's Lesson. Class 10. Intensifiers: so, such, too and enoguh.

By Valentina Rodríguez Ramírez

Jerónimo's Lesson. Class 10. Intensifiers: so, such, too and enoguh.

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