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    #1

    I, too,

    Dear teacher:
    should I use commas in the following sentences?

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I,(?) too,(?) wanted to go.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I, too,

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher:
    should I use commas in the following sentences? I would not use any commas. (A) Comma(s) wouldn't serve any useful purpose.

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I, too, wanted to go. looks very odd

    Thank you.
    2006

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    #3

    Re: I, too,

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher:
    should I use commas in the following sentences?

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I,(?) too,(?) wanted to go.

    Thank you.
    What about this,

    I wanted to go, too.

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    #4

    Re: I, too,

    I would use commas. "I, too, wanted to go." There is a natural pause for emphasis when spoken this way and the commas denote this.

    "I wanted to go, too" is more natural.

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    #5

    Re: I, too,

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    Me too. (i)

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    #6

    Re: I, too,

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher:
    should I use commas in the following sentences?

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I,(?) too,(?) wanted to go.

    Thank you.
    In a short sentence like this where there's no ambiguity, I'd omit the commas. But note that sometimes commas can change the meaning:

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I, also, wanted to go to the cinema.
    (I, as well as Mike, wanted to go to the cinema.)
    I also wanted to go to dinner.
    (I wanted to go to dinner as well as to the cinema.)
    So, I'd leave out the commas with "too", but keep them with "also".
    Last edited by Raymott; 29-Aug-2010 at 09:15.

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    #7

    Re: I, too,

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrodsky View Post
    Dear teacher:
    should I use commas in the following sentences?

    Mike wanted to go to the cinema.
    I,(?) too,(?) wanted to go.

    Thank you.
    I agree with you SoothingDave.

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    #8

    Re: I, too,

    I agree with 2006 (no commas).

    Atchan -

    What about this,

    I wanted to go, too.
    I like the comma here.

    Rover

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