This is from a TV show Ellen's guest (see 1:40-1:42)

The guest is fond of dinosaurs . So, to surprise him, they bring a dinosaur into the studio. But before the presenter brings the dinosaur in, she says to him:

"It is a friendly dinosaur, too."

I could not understand why she said "......, too". which gives the impression that there is another dinosaur in the studio. Because the "too" is referring to the "IT", then "......., too." seems to be nonsense.

Then I thought about what "too" might be referring to. I came to conclusion that it might be referring to the feature of the dinosaur, rather than the dinosaur itself (IT). In other words, it is referring to the "dinosaur's being friendly" rather than the "IT".

If what I am thinking is true, then the "too" creates a meaning like: "In addition to many other features (of it), the dinosaur has another feature, and that feature is to be friendly."

Am I right in my thinking?

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    In addition to being a dinosaur, it is also friendly. :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 15:47

1 Answer 1


You are correct in your thinking. The presenter first says that a dinosaur is 'here today'. Then she adds the additional information that it (the dinosaur) is friendly.

Too (adverb)

in addition; also.

"is he coming too?"

(Oxford Languages)

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    My new girlfriend is beautiful, intelligent, and kind. She owns a brewery too. Commented Mar 16, 2023 at 15:38

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