ALSO, AS WELL and TOO have similar meanings, but in clauses they have different positions. ALSO usually goes with the verb at the middle of the sentence, whereas AS WELL and TOO usually goes at the end of the sentence.
She not only dance; she also sings.
She not only dance; she sings as well.
She not only dance; she sings too.
|Note: AS WELL and TOO do not go at the beginning of a clause. To give more importance to a new piece of information, ALSO can go at the beginning of a clause.|
Depending on the meaning, these words can refer to different parts of a clause.
|For Example: We study on Sundays as well. – This can mean three different things.|
a)(Other people on Sundays, and) we study on Sundays as well.
b)(We do other things on Sundays, and) we study on Sundays as well.
c)(We study on other days, and) we study on Sundays as well.
|3)By Imperatives and Short Answers|
AS WELL and TOO are used in imperatives and short answers, but not usually ALSO
Give me a glass of water as well, please. (not – Also give me…)
He is brilliant. His father as well. (not – His father is also…)
She has fever. Me too. (not – Me also..)
|4)Too in a formal style|
TOO can be placed directly after the subject, in a formal or literary style.
I, too, have been to America.
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