Re: What's wrong with "too"?

Subject: Re: What's wrong with "too"?
From: Andy Dugas <adugas -at- NAVIS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 08:31:58 -0800

Personally, I prefer "also" when writing. Why? Our products are used in
some thirty countries, so for a majority of my readers, English is a second
language.

In a previous incarnation, I taught English overseas, and as a result am
very sensitive to words that might throw readers for a curve. In other
words, I prefer "also" for the sake of communicating clearly.

"Too" comes in "too" many flavors in common usage, as in:

** "I do it too" (also)

** "You're too funny" (very)

** "No you're not" / "I am too!" (so)

"Also" on the other hand is ever, always, and only "also."

My two cents.


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