Also, as well and too
- I am not about to buy this house. It is small. Also, it needs a lot of repairs.
- She not only sings; she also plays the piano.
- She not only sings; she plays the piano as well.
- She not only sings; she plays the piano too.
- 'I have a headache.' 'I have too.' (BUT NOT I also have.)
- 'I am going home.' 'Me too.' (More natural than 'I am too.')
The word also is used for adding another idea to something you have already said.
He got his article published. He also won an award.
She is a doctor. Her husband is also a doctor.
When they withdraw their forces, we shall also withdraw ours.
Janaki is a keen photographer. She also likes to paint.
Some tablet computers can also be used to make phone calls.
Meera is hard-working. She is also quite ambitious.
I want to buy a pair of trousers. I also want to buy a shirt.
Also can also be used for showing that what you have said about somebody is true about another person.
Supriya is quite good at painting. Her sister is also an accomplished artist.
When also refers to the whole clause, it goes at the beginning.
Also, As well and Too
Also, as well and too have similar meanings. But they go in different positions in clauses.
As well and too usually go at the end of a clause.
We do not normally use also in short answers and imperatives. Instead we use as well and too.
In an informal style we use 'me too', instead of I am too.
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