#EngClass: ‘Also,’ ‘too’ and ‘either’

In this article, I will share one of my latest pet peeves. Today’s topic would be: ‘also,’ ‘too’ and ‘either.’

intermezzo

pet peeve‘ adalah sesuatu yang mengganggu, membuat risih atau mengeluh.

Have you ever heard anyone said/written one of these?

  • “I bought that also!”
  • “I am too going” or
  • “Me, either!”

Or do you say or write one of those? Well, let’s learn the proper way to use ‘also,’ ‘too’ and ‘either.’

Some of you might argue that all three words (also, too & either) mean ‘juga.’ I sincerely agree. However their position & use are different.

Also

‘Also’ digunakan dalam kalimat positif, untuk menyatakan kesamaan.

  • I teach English. Alice also teaches English.
  • Saya mengajar bahasa Inggris. Alice juga mengajar bahasa Inggris.

 

  • I love rendang. I also love meatball.
  • Saya suka rendang. Saya juga suka bakso.

 

Also can come:

  1. after “to be”,
    • Contoh:
      • I am also a translator.
      • She was also in Bali.
      • We were also invited to the event.
  2. before single verb form,
    • Contoh:
      • I also sell clothes.
      • She also lives in Bali.
      • They also brought their own crew.
  3. after modal verbs.
    • Contoh:
      • I can also fix computers.
      • You must also go to the bank.
      • They should also bring their coupons.

Practice:

I bought a new bag at the sale. I ….. found a pair of matching shoes.

Answer:

I bought a new bag at the sale. I (also) found a pair of matching shoes.

Too

‘Too’ digunakan digunakan dalam kalimat positif, untuk menyatakan kesamaan. Mirip ‘also’ tapi dengan penempatan yang berbeda.

  • I teach English. Alice teaches English too.
  • Saya mengajar bahasa Inggris. Alice juga mengajar bahasa Inggris.

 

  • I love rendang. I love meatball too.
  • Saya suka rendang. Saya juga suka bakso.

 

Tidak seperti ‘also’ yang diposisikan di tengah kalimat, too’ ditempatkan di akhir kalimat/klausa.

Contoh:

  • I am a translator too.
  • She lives in Bali too.
  • You must go to the bank too.

Practice:

The car isn’t expensive and I like the color ….. . I think I’ll buy it.

Answer:

The car isn’t expensive and I like the color (too). I think I’ll buy it.

Meski ‘too’ umumnya ditempatkan di akhir kalimat/klausa, too’ bisa diselipkan setelah subjek kalimat & diapit dengan tanda koma.

Contoh:

  • She, too, was in Bali.
  • I, too, am trying to find a way to fix the machine.

 

Either

‘Either’ digunakan digunakan dalam kalimat negatif, untuk menyatakan kesamaan negatif.

  • I don’t teach English. Alice doesn’t teach English either.
  • Saya tidak mengajar b.Inggris. Alice juga tidak mengajar b.Inggris.

 

  • I don’t love rendang. I don’t love meatball either.
  • Saya tidak suka rendang. Saya juga tidak suka bakso.

 

Saat menyatakan ‘juga’ atau kesamaan negatif, ‘either’ umumnya diletakkan di akhir klausa.

Contoh:

  • They don’t have to sing either.
  • She doesn’t live in Bali either.

Practice:

I don’t speak English. I don’t speak French ….. . I need an interpreter.

Answer:

I don’t speak English. I don’t speak French (either) . I need an interpreter.

 

Practice:

So there goes our quick session on ‘also,’ ‘too’ and ‘either.’ Wanna test how well you understand the differences? Try out these questions by choosing the correct answers:

1. I’m taking an English course at the tuition center. Clare is in the class (also/too/either).
also
too
correct
either
2. He plays game everyday. He doesn’t study (also/too/either). No wonder he got an F!
also
too
either
correct
3. She’s been working for 5 months. She has (also/too/either) taking night classes the entire time.
also
correct
too
either
4.  I am really tired, and I don’t feel like cooking (also/too/either). Let’s order take outs.
also
too
either
correct
5. The movie was really exciting. I (also/too/either) thought the actors are good looking.
also
correct
too
either
6. Dave is an excellent singer and he loves dancing (also/too/either).
also
too
correct
either
7. I don’t feel like cooking, and I am (also/too/either) really tired . Do you want to cook or order take outs?
also
correct
too
either
8. We’ve been working 5 hours straight and I had to go home. Angie, (also/too/either), thought it was time to call it a day.
also
too
correct
either
9. I don’t like bitter gourd. My brother doesn’t like it (also/too/either).
also
too
either
correct
10. The twins went to the concert last Sunday. Me (also/too/either)! But I didn’t saw them there.
also
too
correct
either

 

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 22, 2012

 

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^MQ

 

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