Ne ... pas assez (de) = Not enough (of)

Look at the different ways to express "not enough":

Je n'ai pas assez de lait.I don't have enough milk.

Elle ne court pas assez vite.She doesn't run fast enough.

Il n'est pas assez grand.He's not tall enough.


Not + [adjective / adverb] + enough  =  Ne ... pas assez + [adjectif / adverbe]

Note that assez is always placed before the adjective / adverb it applies to (unlike in English).
 

Not enough (of) + [noun] =  ne ... pas assez de/d' + [nom]

Note also that de in front of a noun never becomes du, de la, de l' or des. It will however become d' in front of a vowel or mute h.

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Je n'ai pas assez de lait.I don't have enough milk.
Ils n'ont pas assez d'argent.They don't have enough money.
Il n'est pas assez grand.He's not tall enough.
Elle ne court pas assez vite.She doesn't run fast enough.
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