"Also" is an adverb that has two meanings. Adverbs modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb by telling more about a verb, adjective, or another adverb in a sentence. "Also" is used to indicate "in addition to" or "to be in the same manner"."Also" with "Be" Verbs
In sentences with "be" verbs (is, am, are), "also" comes after the "be" verb.
"Also" with Regular Verbs
- Steve is Korean. I am also Korean.
- Julia is mad. Her sister is also mad.
- I am late. The other guests are also late.
- Jason was afraid. I was also afraid.
- Nathan is 21 years old. Chris is also 21 years old.
With regular verbs, "also" comes before the verb.
"Also" with Other Types of Verbs
- I sing. I also dance.
- She cooks. He also cooks.
- They know your secret. We also know your secret.
- I like pizza. I also like spaghetti.
- Jane speaks Spanish. Jane also speaks Japanese.
"Also" can be used with other types of verbs such as present participles. Present participles are verb forms that are happening right now. They are active action words and always end in "-ing". They are used with "be" verbs.
"Also" with Other Types of Verbs
- My brother is helping our mother. I am also helping our mother
- Nick is jumping on the trampoline. Henry is also jumping on the trampoline.
- Audrey is bring a pillow. She is also bringing a blanket.
- The neighbors are flying a kite. We are also flying a kite.
- My husband is writing a book. I am also writing a book.
- They are protesting. They are also breaking the law.
When using "also" with other types of verbs such as modal verbs, "also" comes after the modal verb. Some examples of modal verbs are can, could, must, may, might, should, and would.
- Jill can speak French. She can also speak Chinese.
- We could hear the loud music. Our neighbors could also hear the music.
- I must attend the conference. Joe must also attend the conference.
- Christine may join us for dinner. Sam may also join us for dinner.
- It will be cloudy this weekend. It might also rain this weekend.
- If I have to be there. They should also be there.
- We would like some coffee. We would also like some tea.
Directions: Rewrite each sentence using the word "also"
1) I am Italian.
2) She was worried.
3) Jason helped me with the project.
4) Julie ran the marathon.
5) Ken is taking the train.
6) Karen is riding the bus.
7) Bill can speak four languages.
8) Sue must pass the driver's exam.
Directions: Rewrite the second sentence using the word "also"
1) I enjoy classical music. I enjoy pop music.
2) Charles is watching TV. Robert is watching TV.
3) Billy collects baseball cards. He collects stamps.
4) I am going to Hawaii in the summer. Joanne is going to Hawaii in the summer.
5) I may retake the test. Sylvia may retake the test.
6) I can drive us to school. I can drive us home from school.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) I am also Italian.
2) She was also worried.
3) Jason also helped me with the project.
4) Julie also ran the marathon.
5) Ken is also taking the train.
6) Karen is also riding the bus.
7) Bill can also speak four languages.
8) Sue must also pass the driver's exam.
Quiz 2 Answers
1) I also enjoy pop music.
2) Robert is also watching TV.
3) He also collects stamps.
4) Joanne is also going to Hawaii in the summer.
5) Sylvia may also retake the test.
6) I can also drive us home from school.