If somebody asks:

A) Could you do your homework last night/on the weekend?

The following response seems wrong, but I don't know what the right answer is!

B) No. I wasn't home enough (which means I needed 2 hours to do them but I was home only for 30 minutes)

Can you please share a correct response with "enough" in it?

  • Why was this question downvoted? It seems appropriate to me for this site... – User that is not a user May 16 '19 at 23:24

If you want to use "enough" in your sentence, then you can say:

I wasn't home long enough to do my homework.


I didn't have enough time to do my homework. (I'd probably express the idea like this)

Alternatively, you might say:

I was pressed for time, and so I didn't do my homework.

I was short of time, and so I didn't do my homework.

I didn't have time to do my homework.

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The easiest sentence that fits your conditions is "No, I didn't have enough time at home". You could also you use "No, I wasn't at home for long enough". (Though this is fairly idiomatic)

While your sentence would probably be understood by most native speakers (though "at home" would make it clearer), what you are actually trying to emphasise is that you were limited in time, hence making it clear this what you didn't have "enough" of.

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