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    the position of 'also'

    Dear Teacher,

    Question 1: Are the following two sentences completely interchangeable, or could they have different meanings?

    A. His arrival has also made a controversy.
    B. His arrival also has made a controversy.


    Question 2: When I see sentences like these (above) in separation, I can imagine two different situations.

    C. His arrival has caused a few different things, one of them being the controversy.
    D. A few different things have resulted in a controversy, one of them being his arrival.

    So, are there any correspondences between the two sentences above and the two situations below?

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    Re: the position of 'also'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju1ian View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Question 1: Are the following two sentences completely interchangeable, or could they have different meanings?

    A. His arrival has also made a controversy.
    B. His arrival also has made a controversy.


    Question 2: When I see sentences like these (above) in separation, I can imagine two different situations.

    C. His arrival has caused a few different things, one of them being the controversy.
    D. A few different things have resulted in a controversy, one of them being his arrival.

    So, are there any correspondences between the two sentences above and the two situations below?
    I would replace "made" with "caused" in both sentences.
    In sentence B, you should put commas before and after "also".
    You are right in your interpretation of the meanings.

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    Re: the position of 'also'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You are right in your interpretation of the meanings.
    So are you saying A necessarily means C and B necessarily means D?

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    Re: the position of 'also'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju1ian View Post
    So are you saying A necessarily means C and B necessarily means D?
    Yes, I am.

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