Multiple Choice Option [interesting enough thing]

47_ Our children say that they can’t have ………. to do when they are at home.

a)interesting enough things
b)interesting things enough
c)things enough interesting
d)enough interesting things (Answer Key)

Source: text book

Hello,
What about option “a”? Does it work as well? If not, then, is the construction of “a” wrong?

Thank you

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47_ Our children say that they can’t have ………. to do when they are at home.

a)interesting enough things
b)interesting things enough
c)things enough interesting
d)enough interesting things (Answer Key)

Source: text book

Hello,
What about option “a”? Does it work as well? If not, then, is the construction of “a” wrong?

[color=blue] “can’t” seems a bit odd there. ‘don’t’ seems more appropriate.

a) has a different meaning than d). Do you know how the two meanings differ?

Hi Sb,

interesting enough things - the things are not interesting. They are boring
This has the wrong meaning.

I disagree with Canadian that ‘can’t’ sounds odd. It is used to indicate that the children are keen to have more.
“I can’t get enough of this ice cream. It’s delicious!” (I like it to the point where I want more.)
“He is so kind. He can’t do enough for me.” (He wants to help and does more than he needs to do.)

Hi Bev,
Would you elaborate a bit on: “interesting enough things - the things are not interesting. They are boring
This has the wrong meaning.”

I seem to have not caught on to the construction. Is it a kind of irony saying, “I saw an interesting enough movie the other day”?

Everybody, thanks for answering.

In another context and not the test sentence the description ‘interesting enough’ suggests ‘quite interesting’ but not very interesting.

Am I right, Alan, when I say ‘enough’ functions as an adverb in your phrase (above) and as an adjective in the test sentence?

I agree.