When to Use “Also” and “Too”

When to use “Also”

Too vs Also
Too vs Also

“Also” is used to add extra information to a sentence.

Examples of when to use “Also”  

  • I love drinking Italian wine. I also love Spanish wine.
  • I hate going to science class. I also hate geography class.

“Also” is also used after the verb “to be” and is used before singular verbs.

  • I am also feeling very tired.
  • I was also born in 1984!
  • also love riding bikes!
  • She also lives in this neighbourhood!

“Also” is also used with modal verbs

  • You can run very fast! I can also run fast.
  • I should also start studying for my English exam.

When to use “Too”

“Too” is basically used in the same way as “Also”.

  • Ben can speak English and Jordi speaks English too. – Ben can speak English and Jordi also speaks English,
  • I like eating ice-cream, I like eating cake too. – I like eating ice-cream, I also like eating cake.

Remember: We use “Too” at the end of a sentence. 

  • I am hungry too.
  • I am studying English too.

“Too” can also be used to express and excess

  • I have eaten too much food! I feel ill!
  • I am too tired to do my English homework!
  • He is too tall to fit in the car!
  • I am too old to run!

Now watch this video and hear also and too in action

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    • Hi Sokmal,

      Yes, you can use both, but only if you are talking about multiple things you have “also done”.

      I.e. I joined a tennis club and I also joined the football club too.

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