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Palinkasocsi
Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:15:40 AM
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Dear Friends,

Could anyone please tell me if this is grammatical or not (please, watch the use of 'also' and 'too'):

It might also be mentioned that Pretense Theory (Clark & Gerrig, 1984), too, fails to explain (4), since an ‘imaginary speaker’ and an ‘uninitiated audience’ cannot be identified in this example.


Thank you.

Pal
chromomancer
Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:20:43 AM
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I wouldn't use both. It's saying the same thing twice. I'd probably leave out the "too".

But that's just my personal opinion of my own, from me, myself personally! :)

I probably wouldn't notice anything unusual if you hadn't pointed it out.
thar
Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:29:08 AM

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The 'too' definitely does not look right.

I think the problem is that you have two unrelated 'also's in the same sentence. This paper also refers to that topic, and you say it might be useful to also mention it.

Can you go for 'similarly' (ie it has the same failure to explain)?

I would actually drop the might - that implies a possibility it may happen, and may not. I would go for 'could' or 'should' which implies it is your suggestion.

It should also be mentioned that PT similarly fails to explain......

Or, since you are mentioning it, you could drop the first part, and just state the second part.
PT also fails to explain.......
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 4:54:52 PM

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Palinkasocsi wrote:
Dear Friends,

Could anyone please tell me if this is grammatical or not (please, watch the use of 'also' and 'too'):

It might also be mentioned that Pretense Theory (Clark & Gerrig, 1984), too, fails to explain (4), since an ‘imaginary speaker’ and an ‘uninitiated audience’ cannot be identified in this example.


Thank you.

Pal

It would make sense if Pretense Theory is being compared to another theory that has a similar flaw.

Otherwise, the "too" is redundant and should be left out.
Palinkasocsi
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 10:59:59 AM
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Thank you very much!

Pal
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