There is a definite difference between "we have barely any money for food" and "we have barely enough money for food."We have barely enough money for food is best, as if we were to say...just enough money...
With 'barely enough money' you have enough money and a tiny bit more, so it's a larger amount than 'just enough money,' which is enough money and nothing more.(1) We have just enough money for food.
(2) We have barely enough money for food.
(3) We have barely any money for food.
(4) We have hardly any money for food.Thanks, everybody. Could anyone please put them in the order of affordability?
(1) > (2) > (3) > (4)?
mgarizona, what does "with barely nothing left over" mean?