It is not true either.


1) It is not true either.


2) It is not true as well.


3) It is also not true.


4) It is not true too.


I am sorry for asking too many questions nowadays but I am really eager to learn English. And we know that #1 is correct and then how about the others? I think #2 and #3 are used and seen in conversations and can be correct, but #4 is wrong but I am not sure that it is being used among native English speakers. What do you experst think about those sentences?


Thank you as usual and I really appreciate your effort, time and help.

edited Oct 10 '12 at 07:20 Hans Contributor

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1) is the correct version of 2), and, as you correctly point out, 4) is also wrong.


However, you can say:


It is untrue as well

It is untrue, too.

link answered Oct 10 '12 at 08:01 Peter Guess Expert

Great and clear. So #2 is considered wrong? Thank you so much.

HansOct 10 '12 at 08:06

Yes. 2) is wrong.You're welcome.

Peter GuessOct 10 '12 at 08:40

This will be the last question about this and for today :) I heard sentences like #3 , so do you think #2, #3, and #4 are grammatically wrong? Thank you for your help and time.

HansOct 10 '12 at 08:46

In fact, #3 is also wrong (although you'll hear it), because "also" should be used in affirmative rather than negative sentences. A better version would be, "It is also untrue" (grammatically, this sentence is affirmative – "untrue" is simply an antonym of "true"). So, you're right: #2, #3, and #4 are wrong.

Peter GuessOct 10 '12 at 09:19

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