“It keeps popping up, and I don’t know why it’s there!”
Grammar Smith really didn’t want to start her Monday morning with a paranoid Maven Syntassein.
“Okay, Maven, what’s the problem today?”
“It’s ‘also’! It keeps showing up everywhere. Sure, it’s not like it’s wrong for it to be there, but I just can’t shake the feeling I’m being stalked.”
Grammar turned to her computer, brought up a complaint form, and [also] started filling it in.
“Can you describe the incidents for me?” Grammar took a sip of her morning coffee.
“Well, ‘also’ seems to tag along with ‘and’ far too much for my taste.”
Maven gave three examples:
- He had dinner, dessert and also a glass of port.
- She was head of Markitup Corporation, and also she held a degree in ergonomic engineering.
- The group traveled to Italy, Austria, and also the Czech Republic.
“It does seem to be…
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