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1. Also should be used as an adverb (Besides being an astronomer and mathematician, Grassi was also an architect), and not a conjunction equivalent to and or as well as (Remember your passport and money; also the tickets / He has made a good impression. He writes well and keeps to deadlines. Also, he's an agreeable person).
2. The normal position is with the verb

• (It was also held to be the cause of the milder form of the illness known as AIDS-related complex —New York Review of Books, 1986

• Both wines also come in sweeter demi-sec version —Which?, 1984

• He also believes that a garden shouldn't be too manicured —Sunday Times, 2004).

It is pedantic and against natural usage to insist on positioning also to clarify the part of the sentence it is chiefly referring to, as in My brother also is coming [i.e. as well as my sister], to distinguish from My brother is also coming [i.e. as well as telephoning]. Too is a far more mobile word and serves this purpose much better.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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