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Old July 29, 2014, 01:08 PM
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The use of también

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What is the right place to put también in the phrase ?

For example , Should we say (yo tambien) Or (también yo )?

look at this conversation :

Cliente : ¿veine con pan ?
Mesero : Sí, y también ensalada

Why should it be (Sí, y también ensalada) & not (Sí, y ensalada también) ?

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Old July 29, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Both possibilities are correct; Spanish is often flexible.
Although for reasons of style, I'd prefer the answer to be "Sí, y también con ensalada" or "Sí, y con ensalada también". Adding "con" retakes the way the question was formulated.


Small suggestion: Watch the right spelling of "veine".
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Old July 29, 2014, 01:46 PM
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¿viene con pan ? , Noob little me

So , I suggest that there is no certain "correct" way to sort (también) in a specific place in a phrase.

in other words : I may put it in the end or in the the beginning _after Y of course _ , and they would both be grammatically correct putting aside style considerations , did I get that right ?
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Old July 29, 2014, 07:53 PM
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For this case, yes, you can place it either way.


-- Mi hermano estudia inglés.
-- Yo también. = También yo.

-- Acabo de comprar un coche nuevo.
-- También nosotros tenemos un coche nuevo. = Nosotros también tenemos un coche nuevo.

-- Juan ha viajado a París muchas veces.
-- También mi hermana conoce París. = Mi hermana también conoce París.
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English also has this flexibility./ English has this flexibility also.
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Gracias Angelica ,

Sorry about being a bit pushy about this , but can we also put también in the end ?

in your examples , can i say the below and get away with it ?

- nosotros tenemos un coche nuevo también.
- mi hermana conoce París también.

Poli : Yup , I guess you can even put Also in the beginning of a sentence , It would sound awkward but rather correct.
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Yes, you can, and although it would be understood in context, "también" would rather be related to the nouns closer to it, not the verb, as in previous examples.

- Mi hermana conoce Marsella, Niza y París también. / ...y también París.
- Tengo un coche viejo y uno nuevo también. / ...y también uno nuevo.
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