What’s the difference between too and as well at the end of the phrase? E.g. I like cycling too vs I like cycling as well.
The only difference is in their placement in the sentence. Too and as well are used at the end of a sentence. (As well is more formal than too).
Too and As well both used to show similarity or sameness. "Too" usually used in the end of sentences while "as well" can come in the middle with "as well as" (similar to "and" or "not only… but also").
An example of "as well as":
- She bought the necklace as well as the earrings.
Same example with "as well" and "too":
- She bought the necklace as well.
- She bought the necklace too.
From dictionary.cambridge.org (i suggest to read this):
Is much more common in speaking than in writing
Almost always comes in end position
- We usually put too in end position
- Too can occur immediately after the subject, if it refers directly to the subject. It does not normally occur after a modal or auxiliary verb. We sometimes write commas before and after too:
- I too thought she looked unwell.
- We, too, have been very pleased to receive the prize on her behalf.