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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

adequate amount of, adequate number of, enough

To write concisely, choose enough rather than adequate number of and adequate amount of.

  • We have enough (not an adequate number of) people and computers to start up our own company.
  • The stamp collectors’ association did not have enough (not an adequate number of) programs printed for the annual dinner.
  • That is not enough (not an adequate amount of) food for Tanya’s gerbils.