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Old January 30, 2018, 01:01 AM
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(lo) suficientemente

Hi everyone

What's the rule for when to use "lo suficientemente" in sentence to mean "[adjective] enough" and when to use "suficientemente" on its own? I always seem to get it wrong without knowing why.

For example, why is "lo" used in the following sentences:

Supongo que están lo suficientemente lejos.

Quizás usted sea lo suficientemente joven para subirlo sola.

Si nos movemos lo suficientemente rápido estaremos listos.

Whereas "lo" not appear in these sentences.

Creo que el problema es suficientemente conocido.

Porque soy suficientemente maduro ahora para tomarme una pausa.

No pareces suficientemente fuerte para talar árboles.

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Old January 30, 2018, 06:06 PM
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In this case, the pronoun "lo" is just some sort of emphasis; for me, both forms, "lo suficientemente" and "suficientemente" are interchangeable.
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Old January 30, 2018, 09:34 PM
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