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  1. I'm not close enough to the person that I would prepare something for the person's birthday.

  2. I'm not close to the person enough that I would prepare something for the person's birthday.

I feel #1. is right but I'm not sure. which one is the right one?

  • I'm not a close enough friend that I would plan this person's birthday party. – J.R. Aug 26 '15 at 8:17
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Use the first. You want to indicate the degree of closeness (how close? Close enough.)

In the second rendering, "enough" could be misconstrued to mean how often you are physically near that person (are you close to her often? Not [often] enough that . . . "

  • Just a note of clarification: I agree that the first is better, but I wouldn't say that the second is grammatically wrong. – J.R. Aug 26 '15 at 8:18

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