Can you start a sentence with also? How to use also in a sentence
Also is one of the linking words that is used to connect sentences. It is commonly used in writing paragraphs or essays, but less common in speaking. Also can be used in the middle of a sentence, but can you start a sentence with also?
Before answering this question, what does also mean?
Also is an adverb which means in addition or additionally. It is not used with negative verbs. In the examples below, also is used in the middle of a sentence.
- He is a polyglot. He speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic. He also speaks Chinese and Japanese.
- I like Indian food. I also like Italian food.
- She is a teacher and also a writer.
- Blood vessels carry food and oxygen to every cell of the body. They also carry waste away from cells to be excreted.
Can you start a sentence with also?
Starting a sentence with also
Also can start a sentence and link it with a previous one to express addition. Starting a sentence with also is very common in writing.
Also at the beginning of a sentence examples:
Example 1 below is used in a paragraph about the importance of learning English.
- Many of the world’s books are published in English. Also, most of the content produced on the Internet is in English.
- I didn’t like that restaurant. Also, the meals are really expensive there.
- She teaches English and German. Also, she writes English coursebooks.
The examples above show that also link two independent sentences. Besides, also is followed by a comma. When also is used at the beginning of a sentence, it emphasizes what follows or adds a new idea or topic.
Other linking words which express addition
Not only…but also
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