In my other post I said

I am not sure if I did it in the right way... I am also not sure if I used the right term to refer to ...

where I put an adverb also in there.

I was trying to express my another uncertainty. And then I am worried about whether the place of the also is grammatical.

Therefor, I searched that on Google Ngram, which turns out to be not as common.

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So, is it grammatical and idiomatic to say "I am also not sure"?

  • Quite correct, or "I am also unsure..." is equally valid. Mar 11, 2020 at 2:44
  • @DrMoishePippik Thank you. Does "correct" means "grammatically correct" or it is also idiomatic?
    – WXJ96163
    Mar 11, 2020 at 2:48
  • Yes, though at one time there might have been quibble about splitting a verb... "I also am not sure," though pedantically correct, is less colloquial. Mar 11, 2020 at 2:56
  • @DrMoishePippik Actually, I didn't think of "I also am not sure" before you mentioned it. However, I did search "I am not also sure" and got none on Google Ngram and one hit on ELL.
    – WXJ96163
    Mar 11, 2020 at 3:39
  • Sometimes I hear "equally sure/unsure". Mar 11, 2020 at 5:38


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