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    use of 'also'&'am'

    "I am also coming " or " I also am coming" .which is the correct sentence of using grammar????

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    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    I would say the first one is more common, both they are both OK.


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    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    Quote Originally Posted by aaran View Post
    "I am also coming " or " I also am coming" .which is the correct sentence of using grammar????
    A distinction between the two could be made, and one could say that the examples below are most grammatically correct. But I wouldn't want to overstate that, and probably both can work in most situations. But it is also possible that there could be occasions in which one of the variations is clearly better.

    I am coming on Tuesday and I am also coming on Friday.
    He is coming and I also am coming.

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    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    I find "I also am coming" very unnatural.

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    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I find "I also am coming" very unnatural.
    I can understand that, especially if you never say "also am". But there is a bit of a word-order issue.


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    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian45 View Post
    I can understand that, especially if you never say "also am". But there is a bit of a word-order issue.


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    I don't know. You only have five posts. Maybe that has something to do with it. Other than that, I don't know.


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    #7

    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    I would agree with canadian45 that "I also am coming." sentence have word-order issue between "I also am".

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    #8

    Re: use of 'also'&'am'

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian45 View Post

    I am coming on Tuesday and I am also coming on Friday.
    He is coming and I also am coming.


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    Hello, Aaran:

    Canadian's two sentences sum up perfectly my feelings about this matter.

    "Also" in his first sentence = "in addition."

    "Also" in his second sentence = "I, too" (or "me, too").

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    Most books simply say that "also" comes after the verb "to be." Perhaps they do not want to confuse learners, so those books often do not add that "also" can come before "to be" for EMPHASIS (as Canadian's second sentence brings out so well):


    Mona: I am a graduate of Oxford University.
    Tony: Wow! What a coincidence! I also am a graduate of Oxford!



    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 25-Aug-2014 at 12:13. Reason: I forgot the "to" that introduces the infinitive.

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