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Is it fine to say this:

1. Even a fish also has a heart.
 

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Is it fine to say this:

1. Even a fish also has a heart.

"also" is unnecessary unless there is a context for it. Is this a stand-alone sentence, or part of a paragraph?
 

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It's like this: Many people catch fishes and eat them. So I would like to say that it has also a heart, don't treat them like food. :)
 

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Allright. :up:

But is it fine to say: "Even a fish also has a heart." ?
 

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You do not need "even" and "also". One or other is quite enough.
 

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Well. For example: A boy likes a girl, but the girl doesn't like him. And the girl tells the boy that he doesn't have a heart. And the boy feel hearted.

And the boy thinks that "even a fish also has a heart".
 

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And the boy thinks that "even a fish also has a heart".

Even a fish has a heart.

The girl is saying that you, as a human, do not have a heart. You are thinking that, even just a fish in a pond has a heart, so of course, as a human, I've got a heart!

or you could think/say:

A fish has a heart and so do I!
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A fish has a heart and I do too.


'also' doesn't really fit in this context
 

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But is it fine if I put 'also' ?

I mean the grammar.
 

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If you mean, 'A fish also has a heart', then yes, grammatically it is correct.

But what posters are telling you is, it doesn't make sense in the context ( your reply to your girlfriend) in which you are saying these words.

The meaning you are wishing to convey is not that, you have a heart, I have a heart, a dog has a heart, and a frog also has a heart.

She says I have no heart. Even the smallest and lowest of creatures have hearts, so of course, as a human, I too have a heart/I also have a heart/I have a heart also.
But : "She says I have no heart. A fish also has a heart." doesn't make sense!
 
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