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    ' too '

    Hello all,

    I, too, am interested


    I am, too, interested

    Which one is used in English?

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    Re: ' too '

    You can say "I, too, am interested" or "I am interested, too."

    The second one you used is not natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: ' too '



    (1) As the moderator taught us:

    Mona: I am very interested in grammar.

    Joe: I, too, am interested in grammar./ I am interested in grammar, too.

    too = also


    (2) I think that "I am too interested" can be used like this:

    George: I'm going to the circus tomorrow.

    Pamela: Why didn't you invite me?

    George: You are not interested in circuses.

    Pamela: I am too interested in circuses! = You are wrong! I AM interested in circuses!

    too = to emphasize an idea

    (a) Here is another example:

    Mother: Please clean your room.

    Tony: No! I don't want to. I won't do it!

    Mother: You will too do it! = You have no choice. That is an order. If you do not do it,

    your father and I will really punish you! Now get to work this minute!

    [Credit for "You will too do it" goes to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.]


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