Too / As Well / Also
"Too", "as well", and "also" have similar meanings, but they are used in different positions in a sentence.
is normally used before the verb. However, As well
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
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)
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’
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.
In a very formal style, we can use Too
directly after the subject.
I, too, have a very fast car.
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