use of the word too

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Please tell me the difference in saying "I know him too" and "I too know him". If any of the sentence used above then please let me know.

asked Jul 18 '13 at 13:46 Rabin Dhungana New member

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They mean the same thing, but the construction "I know him too" is much more common in modern-day English. The construction "I too know him" has a tone that's a little too formal, poetic or old-fashioned for casual conversation.

link comment answered Jul 18 '13 at 14:28 Actually Holly Expert
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Here's my take on these two expressions.

I know him, too. 

I know him and other people.

 

I, too, know him.

I know him and other people know him.

 

But, as Holly said, they both could mean either one.

link comment answered Jul 18 '13 at 14:53 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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In addition to what has already been stated, you may wish to consider substituting "too" for "also" in your second example, as a less formal way of stating your point.

 

I also know him.

link comment answered Jul 20 '13 at 22:57 Alex Gebethner New member
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I support Lewis Neidhardt's opinion.

link comment answered Jul 18 '13 at 16:00 reda New member

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