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“also” and “too” – fix this mistake today!

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Today I want to share with you the difference between “also” and “too”. This was actually a question we received from one of our online course students so I thought it’d be great to share it with you, too.

See? I just used “too” in the above sentence!

So what’s the difference between the two?

“Also” has the same meaning as “too”.

The only difference is in their placement in the sentence. “Too” is used at the end of a sentence. “Also” usually goes before the verb or adjective.

You can also use “as well” to replace “too”.

Check out how they are used to mean the same thing in the below examples.

Frances likes chicken curry.

Siti likes chicken curry also.
Siti also likes chicken curry.
Siti likes chicken curry, too.    
Siti likes chicken curry as well.

Sin Yung likes watching horror movies.

I like watching horror movies also.
I also like watching horror movies.
I like watching horror movies, too.  
I like watching horror movies as well.

So remember, “too” is used at the end of sentences, and “also” is used before the verb or adjective.

Please take note, you can use “too” for positive statements only. If it’s a negative statement (e.g. I don’t like watching horror movies), you wouldn’t use “too”. But we’ll talk about that in a future email. ?

I hope this has been helpful for you!

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