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Elwyn
03-14-2006, 10:51 PM
Joe was there also.
Joe was also there.

Which of the above is grammatically correct - and/or more accepted?

TIA:)

Maryn
03-14-2006, 10:57 PM
As far as I know, the word also can be placed wherever it suits you.

Also, Joe was there.
Joe also was there.
Joe was also there.
Joe was there also.

All correct, IMO--but with subtle differences in meaning, depending on context.

Maryn

GrammarScribe
03-14-2006, 10:59 PM
Joe was also there.

reph
03-14-2006, 11:30 PM
Also, Joe was there.
Wrong. Don't use it except in dialogue.

Joe also was there.
Grammatical but awkward.

Joe was also there.
Okay.

Joe was there also.
Okay.

(The choice between the last two depends on what you want to emphasize and the level of diction you're using.)

Phouka
03-15-2006, 08:01 AM
Joe was also there.

I have a hard time reading 'Joe was there also' out loud. It seems awkward, although it is also correct.