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    ALSO in negative

    The Sabres (17-3-1) bounced back with an astonishing seven-goal second period on Monday to beat Tampa Bay 7-2. Buffalo also did not allow a goal in the second, and has a 37-24 scoring advantage in that period this season.

    Should we always use 'also' in negative statements when it has a positive connotation (just like above)?

    Native speakers' help (preferably AmE) is welcome.
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    Re: ALSO in negative

    The Sabres lost 10-0. Buffalo also lost heavily.

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    Re: ALSO in negative

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The Sabres lost 10-0. Buffalo also lost heavily.
    Can 'either' be used instead of 'also' in the above example like below?
    "She knows a good Italian restarurant. It's not far from here, either."

    Does 'also' above mean in addition or is it used to give an extra information?
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    Re: ALSO in negative

    You could have somethin like:
    The Sabres lost 10-0. Buffalo didn't do too well either.
    To me, it's more like 'in addition' because it's indicating a second loss, not giving more information about the first.

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    #5

    Re: ALSO in negative

    There may be some misunderstanding, Tdol.

    The team we are discussing is the Buffalo Sabres.


    Quote Originally Posted by retro View Post
    The Sabres (17-3-1) bounced back with an astonishing seven-goal second period on Monday to beat Tampa Bay 7-2. Buffalo also did not allow a goal in the second, and has a 37-24 scoring advantage in that period this season.

    (Buffalo won the second period 7-0).

    So, can we use 'either' instead of 'also'? Is the following fine?

    Buffalo (Sabres) did not allow a goal in the second, either, and has a 37-24 scoring advantage in that period this season.
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    Re: ALSO in negative

    Yup- that's OK.

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