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    position of too

    A: I had a great conversation.

    B: I too had a great conversation.

    Is that the position of too is correct if I want to mean that the conversation is great to me as well?

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    #2

    Re: position of too

    There, or more commonly, at the end.
    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: position of too

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    There, or more commonly, at the end.

    Then what if I want to say I had a good dinner, I had a good time and I had a great conversation too?

    I mean that great conversation is one of thing I had in addition to the others. So, the position of too at the end would be appropriate in this case.

    But in Original Post, I want to say that I am also the one who enjoyed the conversation in addition to you.

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    #4

    Re: position of too

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I want to say that I am also the one who enjoyed the conversation in addition to you.
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    "I, too, play tennis" refers to the subject. = My friend plays tennis and I play tennis, too/as well.

    "The use of too, directly after the subject, is formal and the end position is generally preferred, especially in

    informal speech."

    Source: Longman English Grammar (1988) by L.G. Alexander.

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    NOTES:

    1. In 2012, many people no longer use a comma in front of "too" if it comes at the end of the sentence.

    2. If "too" comes immediately after the subject, I am pretty sure that most people would prefer to set off

    (isolate) "too" with two commas, but no doubt there are people who would avoid commas there, too!

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    Re: position of too

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I had a good dinner, I had a good time and I had a great conversation too.


    I am very interested in David's sentence. Would someone tell us what "too" refers to in that sentence?

    Thank you.

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    Re: position of too

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I am very interested in David's sentence. Would someone tell us what "too" refers to in that sentence?

    Thank you.
    It means "Not only did I have a good dinner and a good time, but I also enjoyed good conversation (in addition to the two other good things)".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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