position of also

yuh   Wednesday, June 09, 2004, 10:40 GMT
Which is correct? (Or are both correct?)
- I have A and B. I also have C.
- I have A and B. I have also C.

Thank you.
Damian   Wednesday, June 09, 2004, 10:49 GMT
I would say the first one "I also have" in an ordinary situation when all three items, or whatever, are available or expected to be available on an equal footing.

The second one could be used, maybe, when item C is less likely to be available. As if it is some sort of added bonus and it is said with a certain amount of emphasis. Does that make sense?
Carol   Wednesday, June 09, 2004, 11:03 GMT
Yeah...i agree with Damien !!
Dulcinea del Toboso   Wednesday, June 09, 2004, 23:48 GMT
For the second one, I would say:

"I have A and B. I have C also" (not "also C").
patsd   Thursday, June 10, 2004, 07:49 GMT
<<Which is correct? (Or are both correct?)
- I have A and B. I also have C.
- I have A and B. I have also C.>>

"I also have C." is by far the most common choice. I don't know if both of them are correct or not, but I have never heard any native speaker say "I have also C" "I have also C" sounds like it may be correct, but very outdated, they may have said that in Britian in prior eras. But honestly, that dosn't sound any more dated than "whilst" to my ears.(which sounds like somthing that should have died out 200 years ago)
Jim   Thursday, June 10, 2004, 08:11 GMT
I say "whilst" all the time.

I agree with Damian except for the correction made by Dulcinea del Toboso.
MJGR   Thursday, June 10, 2004, 10:07 GMT
I only talk Spanish, but I think what you should say is:
"I also have C"
"I have also had C".
My opinion is that the problem comes from that. You always put "also"
before the main verb. And "have" can act as an auxiliar verb but in the second sentence it also acts as the main verb.