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    #1

    He has also gone/He also has gone

    Hi,

    *self-made sentences*

    - He has also gone to the store.
    - He also has gone to the store.

    Both could mean:

    1- He has gone to the store in addition to doing other things
    or
    2- He, in additional to other people, has gone to the store

    That is, the meaning will depend on the context. This is my own assumption. What do you think?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    Yes. In speech, the intonation and context would tell the meaning. And in writing, that sentence wouldn't appear on its own.
    The first sentence is more usual though for 1. For 2, it should be "He, also, has gone to the store".
    "He went to the store too" is also ambiguous in the same way, and is disambiguated by context in the same way.

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    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    So many thanks, Raymond. I would like to ask one more question. I would like to know whether we can apply that to all the modals, such as 'will.' For example:

    - He also will go to the store.

    It is ambiguous too, am I right?

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    #4

    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    He, in additional to as well as other people, has have gone to the store.
    Should 'has' be used instead of 'have'?

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    #5

    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    Yes.

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    #6

    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.
    What about the question that I asked in post 3?

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    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    I would like to ask one more question. I would like to know whether we can apply that to all the modals, such as 'will.' For example:

    - He also will go to the store.

    It is ambiguous too, am I right?
    It is ambiguous.

    I'm not saying it applies to all the modals all the time.

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    Re: He has also gone/He also has gone

    'He, also, will go to the store.'
    Would it be unambiguous?
    Not a teacher.

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