Published on 06 Jul 2013 | over 4 years ago

Using 'Also' , 'Too' & 'Either' correctly in a sentence -

A lot of people get confused with the placement of words like 'too' and 'also' when they speak using such words. Although they mean similar; they are placed very differently in a sentence. Thus, it's imperative to know how they are used and placed in a sentence.

Also : is used to add extra information to a sentence.
Example : I love jogging. I also love swimming.

'Also' comes before a single verb. In the above sentence, it is placed before the single verb 'too'.

Example : I am also very late.

Please remember, 'also' is placed after the verb 'to be' (is, am, are, was, were).

Example : I can also cook well.
I have also visited the new mall.

'Also' is placed after a modal / auxiliary verb and before the main verb.

Too : Like 'also', 'too' is used to add information to a sentence. It is always placed at the end of the sentence.

Example : I am very tired and sleepy too.
She is slim and beautiful too.

Too : is used to express something that is in excess. In such cases, 'too' is placed before an adjective.

Example : Maria eats too much junk food.
We are too nice to be rude.

Too : can be placed after the subject in formal speech.

Example : He missed the bus. I, too, missed it.
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