What are the rules for using the adverb "also" within a sentence?

Languages differ in where words can be placed in a sentence. In formal written English, the adverb "also", which signals the addition of new details, can only occur in three different positions. Each example below consists of two (or more) sentences. The second sentence, shown in bold print, requires "also".

Read each example, decide where to put "also", and then check your answers by clicking on the sentence.


  1. Vitamin E (tocopherol) is needed to use vitamin K and to form red blood cells.It is an antioxidant that protects cells from the damage caused by oxygen free radicals

  2. Eating pomegranates increases resistance to tuberculosis and tones up the heart and liver. It is known to relieve hypertension, mental tension and hysteria.

  3. Vitamin D promotes the body's absorption of calcium, which is essential for the normal development of healthy teeth and bones. It helps maintain the adequate blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.

  4. Vitamin A mostly comes from animal foods, but some plant-based foods supply beta-carotene, which your body then converts into Vitamin A.It has antioxidant properties that neutralizethe free radicals that can damage the body

  5. It is known today that 80 percent of the causes of cancer have been identified and are preventable. Some of these factors include smoking, drinking, exercise, and diet. Research has identified certain vitamins and herbs that act to inhibit cancer.

  6. It is inadvisable to take any vitamin A supplements during pregnancy, as this may damage the development of your baby. For the same reason, you should avoid liver, which is rich in vitamin A.

  7. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in dim light. It may be required for reproduction and lactation.


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