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Definition of also adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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 (not used with negative verbs) in addition; too She's fluent in French and German. She also speaks a little Italian. rubella,also known asGerman measles I didn't like it that much. Also, it was much too expensive. Jake's father had also been a doctor (= both Jake and his father were doctors). She was not only intelligent but also very musical. Language Bankaccording toreporting someone's opinionPhotography is, according to Vidal, the art form of untalented people.For Vidal, photography is the art form of untalented people.His view is that photography is not art but merely the mechanical reproduction of images.Smith takes the view that photography is both an art and a science.In Brown's view, photography should be treated as a legitimate art in its own right.James is of the opinion that a good painter can always be a good photographer if he or she so decides.Emerson believed that a photograph should reflect only what the human eye can see.
Which Word?also / as well / too Also usually comes before the main verb or after be:I went to New York last year, and I also spent some time in Washington.Too is much more common in spoken and informal English. It is usually used at the end of a sentence:“I’m going home now.” “I’ll come too.”As well often sounds formal or old-fashioned:“Will your husband be attending as well?” When you want to add a second negative point in a negative sentence, use not..either:She hasn’t called and she hasn’t written either.If you are adding a negative point to a positive one, you can use not…too/as well:You can have a burger, but you can’t have a hot dog too.
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