I also will not

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I also will not

Post by azz » Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:05 am

a. I won't talk to Harry and John. I also won't talk to Cindy.
b. I won't talk to Harry and John. I won't talk to Cindy also.

c. I will talk to Harry and John. But I also won't talk to Cindy.
d. I will talk to Harry and John. But I won't talk to Cindy also.

Which of the above are grammatically correct and meaningful?

I think (a) and (d) work. In (a) I won't talk Cindy either. So I won't talk to any of them. In (d) I will talk to Harry and John, but I won't talk to Cindy. Maybe 'also' should be replaced with 'as well' or 'too'.

The other two seem meaningless to me.

Many thanks.
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Re: I also will not

Post by Phil White » Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:24 pm

You have lost me. None of them sound like anything a native speaker would come up with.

The judicious use of "either" or "but" would probably resolve the problems.
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