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A QUICK QUESTION??

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A QUICK QUESTION??

Postby 94BANSHEE » Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:05 pm

hi. are both of these sentences correct? thanks

1. .... which would also be my decision.

2. .... which also would be my decision.

is there any rule here? thx!!
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Postby Alan » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:03 am

Either might be possible, depending on context and intention. 'Also' is a very mobile adverb, but, like 'only', tends to go next, or as near as possible, to the word on which the speaker is focusing.

Thus

It was also MY decision.

suggests that other people made the same decision,

whereas

It was my DECISION also.

could imply that it was e.g. my wish, as well as my decision.
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