An example of also is packing a tuna sandwich as well as a peanut butter sandwich for lunch.
Origin of alsoMiddle English al so, al swo ; from Old English eallswa ; from eall, all + swa, so
- In addition; besides.
- Likewise; too: If you will stay, I will also.
Origin of alsoMiddle English, from Old English ealswa : eall, all; see al-3 in Indo-European roots + swa, so; see so1. Usage Note: Some people maintain that it is wrong to begin a sentence with also. They are probably in the minority, since there seems no reason to condemn also and not another conjunctive adverb like nevertheless. In our 1988 survey, 63 percent of the Usage Panel found the usage acceptable in this example: The warranty covers all power train components. Also, participating dealers back their work with a free lifetime service guarantee.
- (conjunctive, focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too. [from 14th c.]
- They had porridge for breakfast, and also toast.
From Middle English also, alswo, alswa, (also alse, als, as > English as), from Old English ealswā, eallswā (“completely so, additionally, just as, just so, even as, even so, as, as if, so, so as, likewise, also; likewise, in just the same way”), equivalent to all + so. Cognate with Scots alsa, alswa (“also, even so, in the same way, as, as well”), West Frisian alsa (“so, just so, even so, thus”), Old Saxon alsō (“similarly, as if, just as, when”), Dutch alzo (“so, thus”), German also (“so, thus”), Danish altså (“so”), Swedish alltså (“so, therefore, accordingly, thus, then”). Compare also Swedish också (“also, too, as well”) and Albanian aq sa (“as much as”), compound of aq (“as much”) and sa (“how much, so, as”). See all, so, as.