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Session 26

‘Also’, ‘as well’ and ‘too’ – are they exactly the same? Let Sam explain the differences between them in this English In A Minute.

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Also vs As well vs Too

Sam explians the subtle differences between 'also', 'as well' and 'too' in this 60 second English lesson.

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Hello everyone, Sam here, and in this lesson we're going to look at the difference between also, as well and too.

Their meanings are similar – we are adding something – but we use them slightly differently in a sentence.

We use also with the verb, in the middle of the sentence:

He's really good at tennis, but he also plays football really well.

Or, you can use it at the beginning of the sentence to add emphasis:

He's really good at tennis. Also, he plays football really well.

As well and too go at the end of the sentence:

He's really good at tennis, and he plays football really well too.

He's really good at tennis, and he plays football really well as well.

The only slight difference is that as well is less common in American English and more common in British English than too.

So, what about you? Are you only learning English or are you studying other languages as well?

Also vs As well vs Too

We use also, as well and too all have similar meanings, but we use them slightly differently in a sentence.

They are all used to add something.

We use also with the verb, in the middle of the sentence:

  • Bob loves watching films, but he also knows a lot about them.

You can use it at the beginning of the sentence to add emphasis:

  • Bob loves watching films. Also, he knows a lot about them.

As well and too go at the end of the sentence:

  • Bob loves watching films, and he knows a lot about them too.
  • Bob loves watching films, and he knows a lot about them as well.

As well is less common in American English and more common in British English than too.

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