also, too, as well, either

We use also, too and as well to add extra information.

Also:

It is used more in writing than in speaking.

Like other adverbs, it is usually found before the main verb but after the verb "to be".
  • He took up padel last year. He also plays tennis and rugby.
  • I'm off work the last week of August. I am also on holiday the first fortnight in September.
  • My sister's been to Brazil. She's also been to Chile.
  • Be sure to visit the Louvre. You should also go on a boat ride down the Seine.

We sometimes use it at the start of a sentence to emphasize what follows or to add a new point or topic.  
  • You need to write the date at the top. Also, put your signature at the bottom of each page.
  • We can talk about your ideas next week. Also, we should agree on a price.



Too:

We usually put it at the end of the clause.
  • He plays tennis and rugby too.
  • I am on holiday the first fortnight in September too.
  • She has been to Chile too.
  • You should go on a boat ride down the Seine too.

It can be used after the subject but this is very formal.
  • I too was disappointed about the result.
  • We, too, thought the reviews were overrated.

It is especially common in response to fixed expressions or responding with a single object pronoun.
  • A: Have a nice weekend.       B: You too.
  • A: Nice meeting you.         B: Nice meeting you too.
  • A: I have to get up early tomorrow       B: Yeah, me too.


As well:

It is more common in speaking than writing and more common than also in speaking.

It almost always comes at the end of the clause.
  • He plays tennis and rugby as well.
  • I am on holiday the first fortnight in September as well.
  • She's been to Chile as well.
  • You should go on a boat ride down the Seine as well.

  • A: I'll have the vegetarian burger.     B: Anything else?     A: Yes, I'll have chips as well.
  • A: I'll have the vegetarian burger.     B: Anything else?     A: Yes, I'll also have chips.

We use as well as before a noun or a verb.
  • He enjoys listening to jazz as well as classical music.
  • As well as setting up his own business, he has written a book.



Either:

We use it to connect two negative ideas (with also, too and as well we can't).
  • A: He doesn't speak German.         B: I don't either. (me neither)
  • A: He doesn't speak German.         B: I also don't.
  • I don't eat meat and I don't eat fish either.
  • I don't eat meat and I don't eat fish as well.
  • A: I haven't done my homework.       B: Don't worry. I haven't done it either.   (me neither)
  • A: I haven't done my homework.       B: Don't worry. I haven't done it too.


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