According to this Duolingo forum, the translation of this English is the following:

I have enough room.

J'ai assez de place.

However, I don't understand why it is NOT places. The noun is put after assez de ~, so I think there should take plurals, since enough implies there is more than one.

So why is it place, not places in this sentence?

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    "I have enough rooms" is j'ai assez de chambres/pièces while j'ai assez de places would be "I have enough seats/spots/positions/..."
    – jlliagre
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 14:54
  • I'll add that "place" can be countable or uncountable, and the meaning varies a little. For example, "I have enough parking spaces" is "J'ai assez de places de parking." Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 13:39

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Just as in English nouns in French can be mass nouns, countable nouns and other sorts. In this particular case the English syntax is the same, as "room" is uncountable as well as "place" in French; so, you can't have a plural as it is a mark of countable nouns; once you understand that you must keep in mind that the syntax differs in the way that the adverb is connected to the mass noun; for that part of the question see this answer and this other one (partitifs indéfinis).

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