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    Also, Too, Either and As well

    "Also" is used in positive sentences to add an agreeing thought.

    "Too" is used in positive sentences to add an agreeing thought. It has the same meaning as "also," but its placement within the sentence is different.

    "Either" is used in negative sentences to add an agreeing thought.

    I just learned the usage of the words ( also, too, and either) above, but I wonder if you can help me with the usage of "as well".

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Hello,

    You can use "as well" to replace "too" or "also". I would say that English speakers use "as well" less often. Some people may disagree with me, but here in the US I think you are more likely to hear "also" or "too". Here is an example of a sentence using all three. They all sound good:

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners as well.

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners also.

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners too.

    I hope this helps!


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    Last edited by alawton; 01-Aug-2009 at 20:20.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Quote Originally Posted by alawton View Post
    Hello,

    You can use "as well" to replace "too" or "also". I would say that English speakers use "as well" less often. Some people may disagree with me, but here in the US I think you are more likely to hear "also" or "too". Here is an example of a sentence using all three. They all sound good:

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners as well.

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners also.

    I need to go to the store, but I need to go to the cleaners too.
    I think it would be better if we put "also" after the subject ( I ) in the second clause of your second example.

    I need to go to the store, but I also need to go to the cleaners.

    So I think there are differences with their placement.


    Please tell me if there are any mistakes in my post.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    I need to go to the store, but I also need to go to the cleaners.
    I think you're right. I've never seen also placed at the end.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    I think it would be better if we put "also" after the subject ( I ) in the second clause of your second example.

    I need to go to the store, but I also need to go to the cleaners.

    So I think there are differences with their placement.


    Please tell me if there are any mistakes in my post.
    Yes you are right, we don't usually put 'also' at the end of a sentence, it sounds odd. (BrE)

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Longman:
    Nerissa, too, felt miserable.
    Can I come too?

    2.
    1)Didn't he recognize you too? (Quirk, p809)
    2)Swan 3rd edition,47
    You can have an apple, but you can't have an orange too.
    He drinks too much, but at least he doesn't smoke as well.

    Macmillan:fair:
    If you want to waste your time, fair enough, but don't waste mine too.

    Are 'as well', 'also' and 'too' interchangeable in all these sentences? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 02-Aug-2009 at 14:17. Reason: one sentence added.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Longman:
    Nerissa, too, felt miserable.
    Can I come too?

    2.
    1)Didn't he recognize you too? (Quirk, p809)
    2)Swan 3rd edition,47
    You can have an apple, but you can't have an orange too.
    He drinks too much, but at least he doesn't smoke as well.

    Macmillan:fair:
    If you want to waste your time, fair enough, but don't waste mine too.

    Are 'as well', 'also' and 'too' interchangeable in all these sentences? Thank you in advance.
    The short answer is no. Some are interchangeable, some are not. Noteably, as has been said in the previous posts on this thread, we don't use 'also' at the end of a sentence.

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    Re: Also, Too, Either and As well

    I agree. "I need to go to the store, but I also need to go to the cleaners." sounds better than "I need to go to the store, but Ineed to go to the cleaners also." In a real time speaking situation, I don't know if most people would even notice the difference. When you look at it in print it, using "also" at the end of the sentence doesn't look so good... Sorry! :)

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