TOO, ALSO, and AS WELL

"You're still confused on how to use TOO, ALSO, and AS WELL? Really?? Me too."
“You’re still confused on how to use TOO, ALSO, and AS WELL? Really?? Me too.”

Are you still confused on how to use too, also, and as well in a sentence? Well, this article will solve your problem.

TOO has the same meaning as also. We usually put too in end position:

• I love you too. OR: I also love you.

• She brought the wine to the party. She brought some flowers too. OR: She brought the wine to the party. She also brought …

TOO can occur immediately after the subject, if it refers directly to the subject. It does not normally occur after a modal or auxiliary verb. We sometimes write commas before and after too:

• I too thought she looked unwell.

• We, too, have been very pleased to receive the prize on her behalf. (Not: We have too been very pleased …)

TOO is especially common in responses to fixed expressions such as giving good wishes, and in responses consisting of a single object pronoun:

A: Have a wonderful Sunday.

B: Thanks. You too. (Have a wonderful Suday to you too.)

Too and Also
Too and Also

ALSO has the same meaning as likewise, besides, too. ALSO is commonly used in writing, but is less common in speaking. It occupies different positions in a sentence.

We use ALSO in front position to emphasise what follows or to add a new point or topic:

Example:

OK, I’ll arrange a meeting with the board of commitee next week and we can discuss it then. Also, we need to decide who will receive the scholarship this year.

We use ALSO in the normal mid position for adverbs, between the subject and main verb, or after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb. In this position, the meaning of also usually connects back to the whole clause that comes before:

• I’d like a new CD player for my birthday; also a new laptop.

• We stayed at a historic hotel in London, the same hotel that had also welcomed our grandparents many years ago.

In end position, ALSO normally connects two phrases. We use as well and too instead of also, in end position, especially in speech:

She contacted him in the office but he didn’t answer the phone. His cell phone was silent also. OR: His cell phone was silent too. OR: His cell phone was silent as well.

AS WELL is much more common in speaking than in writing, and is more common in speaking than also. AS WELL almost always comes in end position:

• While you’re at the store, could you get a few things for me as well?

• Our vacation was a disaster; not only the food was terrible, the weather was awful as well.

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