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I was taught not to use also in negative sentences.
He is also not right.
The new patch is also not a solution.
I also don't like that rule.
Theoretically, we could simply cheat:
He is also wrong.
The new patch is also no solution.
I also dislike that rule.
Are the first three sentences really grammatically not correct?
We all understand them, but this doesn't automatically mean they are correct
Could there be a chance that it's an AmE vs. BrE topic
I learned that in school many years ago.
We'll see if it's really true
Also implies that there's a kind of something good added and that's fine.
Too would mean to add something either bad or not that good.
So => He is also experienced in playing football
=> He isnt good at playing football, too
That sounds more proper to my ears as also+not would sound weird
Not a teacher at all
Last edited by philadelphia; 22-Jun-2010 at 21:40.
He plays well too.
He also plays well.
I don't play well.
He doesn't play well either.
He also doesn't play well. -> should be wrong!
Doesn't this apply to your example sentences?
He isnt good at playing football too
That sentence is correct unless a native speaker comes and argues that s/he has never heard of it and that's uncorrect as well.
Maybe I am obviously wrong
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