Too / As Well / Also


"Too", "as well", and "also" have similar meanings, but they are used in different positions in a sentence.

Also is normally used before the verb. However, As well and Too are usually used at the end.

  • My brother not only goes to school; he also works part time for a company.

  • He is smart, and he is also a diligent employee.

  • My brother not only goes to school; he works part time for a company as well.

  • He is smart, and he is a diligent employee as well.

  • My brother not only goes to school; he works part time for a company too.

  • He is smart, and he is a diligent employee too.

Also & As Well & Too in Short Answers


Also cannot be used in short answers or imperatives, however; we can use As well and Too in this way.

Sarah is a self confident girl. Her sister is (self confident) as well. (her sister is … too.)

I met him yesterday. I did too. (not I did also)


Note:

In informal speech, we can also use “me too”.

I am watching TV. Me too. (not as formal as ‘so am I’ or ‘I am too’


Note:

When we use Also at the beginning of a sentence, it means ‘moreover’.

The house is far from the city center; also, it is too small for us.


Note:

In a very formal style, we can use Too directly after the subject.

I, too, have a very fast car.
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