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adverb also pronunciation in American English /ˈɔlsoʊ/

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  1. 1
    used for adding another fact or idea to what you have already said

    Ken is a good photographer who also loves to paint.

    The electric drill can also be used as a screwdriver.

    Not only is it a comfortable and stylish hotel, it's also a popular meeting place.

  2. 2
    used for showing that what you have just said about someone or something is true about another person or thing

    Jeremy is now at Cornell College, where his father also studied.

    not only...but also:

    The proposal has the support not only of a majority of Democrats but also of several Republicans.

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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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