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    Differences between also, else, too and either

    Hello everybody! I am Ahmed from Egypt. I am a new member here, and it's my first post in this nice website of learning English. :) I am asking about differences between also, else, too and either. and where exactly they are placed in a sentence. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Differences between also, else, too and either

    That is a very broad question. Do you have specific uses in mind?

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    Re: Differences between also, else, too and either

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is a very broad question. Do you have specific uses in mind?

    Thanks for your reply. In fact, I see many sentences which end weather with a "too" or a " either"..and I can't exactly determine what is the difference between them, and on the other hand I can't determine the difference between too and also. I mean, Can "Also" come at the end of a sentence as too and either? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Differences between also, else, too and either

    Welcome to the forums, Modiham.

    Quote Originally Posted by Modiham View Post
    Can "also" come at the end of a sentence like "too" and "either"?

    Thanks in advance. You don't need to thank us in advance. Just click the Like button when you get a useful reply.
    All the words you are asking about can come anywhere in a sentence. 'Too' and 'also' are used in positive sentences and 'either' in negative sentences.

    'I like bacon; my sister does, too.' 'My dad likes bacon also.'

    'My mum doesn't eat meat; she doesn't eat fish either.'

    That's just one way of using 'also', 'too' and 'either'. As Mike said, your original question is too broad. Try to ask us specific questions. We cannot replace a grammar book or give detailed courses of instruction.

    Rover

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    Re: Differences between also, else, too and either

    Thanks, Rover for your punctuation corrections and for your answer which I exactly wanted.

    You have answered what I wanted to know. I didn't know that "either" can come with a negative sentence, and now I've already known. :) Finally, I am sorry for my misunderstanding of asking a broad question. :)

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    Re: Differences between also, else, too and either

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, Modiham.

    . As Mike said, your original question is too broad. Try to ask us specific questions. We cannot replace a grammar book or give detailed courses of instruction.

    Rover
    You gave me another use for "too", Mike and you were right, my question was too broad.
    Last edited by Modiham; 06-Oct-2013 at 09:47.

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