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  1. Louis
    July 29, 2014

    Typo: “‘Any’ and ‘too’ are among ..” should be rather replaced with “‘Also’ and ‘too’ are among .. “


  2. Fuji
    March 31, 2015

    Even though I’m not a native speaker, I do know where to put ‘too’ and ‘also’, just like most people do. What I need is semantic differences, or rather, differences in implicatures; for example, those between “I’m Amarican, too.” and “I’m American as well.” and “I’m also American.”
    Thank you.


    • Geoff
      August 25, 2016

      Hi Fuji,

      in the examples you have given there is no difference in implacature.

      Alos, any of the examples could equally be used to add “American” as an adjective to a list of qualities concerning only yourself, or to add yourself into a group of people all sharing the characteristic of being American.

      The only slight shade of meaning as I would hear it would be that the use of the word “also” sounds a little more formal, but I suspect that this is my personal quirk rather than a general rule.


  3. Andre Fernandes
    April 20, 2015

    Alright. Why, then, do I have this in my mind… “Too” is used when you agree with something. Like: I’m French… I’m French, too. I love ice cream. I love ice cream, too.
    As for “Also” is used when adding something to something else said just before… As in: I like coffee, but I also like tea. I have to buy some potatoes and also some rice.
    Can anyone, explain/show me why not? I have used them all of my 28 years of involvement with the English language with no problem whatsoever.

    Andre Fernandes


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