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Is it formal to use " also" at the end of a sentence
I thought that there is a difference between
I also like Egypt
Means that "you like Egypt and I like Egypt as well"
I like Egypt also
means that I like A country and I like Egypt as well
Is that right ? And Is that formal ??
- I also like Egypt.
- meaning: Egypt, too.
- Cf. I, too, like Egypt.
- Notice the commas. They tell us that 'too' modifies the word that precedes it, 'I'.
There is a difference in meaning here:
- I, too, like Egypt. <I, too>
- I like Egypt, too. <Egypt, too>
In 1., 'too' modifies the word that precedes it ('I'), giving one meaning and, by analogy 'too' modifies the word that precedes it in 2. ('Egypt'), giving a second meaning.
(Note that, some writers place a comma before 'too' to limit the scope of its modification to the preceding word only; however, such practice is problematic as the comma could just as well be interpreted as marking off a sentence adverb; e.g., me too; me, too.)In short, if 'also' is being used as a synonym for ',too', then the following meanings work:
- I like Egypt also. / Egypt, too.
- I also like Egypt. / I, too.