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I'm a German native speaker and sometimes I'm confused about how to use the above-mentioned words.

For example,

This idea is good, and that idea is good too

Is this OK, or should I use, instead of too, the word also?

Please give some examples and explanations.

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    There is often a comma placed just before a sentence-ending too; e.g.: This idea is good and that idea is good, too. – J.R. Nov 21 '15 at 12:02

Usually, when too is used at the end of the clause, it means 'also' or 'as well'. So, also = too in that way.

When I've finished painting the bathroom, I'm going to do the kitchen too/also/as well.

The preposition 'to' is entirely different. Don't use it to mean 'too/as well/also' in any case.

'to' has many meanings and uses. Refer any dictionary too to find that!

  • Shouldn't there be a "to" (!) after "refer" in the last sentence? – Steve Melnikoff Nov 21 '15 at 15:26
  • @steve no. You refer dictionary and a person with no knowledge is refer to as a fool. – Maulik V Nov 21 '15 at 15:33
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    Perhaps this depends on dialect? In British English, it would be "refer to" in this context. – Steve Melnikoff Nov 21 '15 at 15:36
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    In American English as well, you "refer to a dictionary". – stangdon Nov 21 '15 at 20:42
  • I agree; we omit the word to when the verb is reference (e.g., reference any dictionary to find out), but we generally include a to when the verb is refer (e.g., refer to the manual for more information). – J.R. Nov 21 '15 at 23:26

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