Also

Most native speakers use 'also' in their daily conversations. In this lesson, we are going to learn all about it.

How To Use "Also" in English?

'Also' is an adverb. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Also'

'Also' as an Adverb

As you might know, 'also' mainly functions as an adverb. Below, we are going to see the different kinds of adverbs it can be:

Use

'Also' as an Adverb of Manner

'Also' is an adverb of manner. When we want to add something, we use it. Let us examine some examples below:

Jimmy also wanted to participate in this contest.

As you can see, it means 'too'.

Estella, also known as Cruella DeVil, is a powerful woman.

Harriet also joined our team.

Position in a Sentence

'Also' always comes between the subject and the main main verb. Please note that if we have an auxiliary verb or modal verb in the sentence, 'also' comes between the modal/auxiliary and the main verb. Remember that we never use 'also' with negative verbs. Look below:

They were also trying their best.

Here, we have 'also' between an auxiliary and the main verb.

Mom also baked a delicious cake for me.

Warning!

Please remember that 'also' never comes at the end of a sentence or after the main verb. Look:

Harry was also invited to Hogwarts.

(Not Harry was invited also...)

The Simpsons will also come.

(Not The Simpsons will come also.)

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