I understand the difference between the two as follows:

A: I love you

B: I love you too

"I also love you" would be wrong unless B said he loves another person before telling A the same thing.

However, look at the following

If I am facing you, you're also facing me.

Based on my understanding, I would choose to use too over also.

What do you think?

Thanks in advance!
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I think I've seen this discussed before. Check the search.

A/B would be clear with either also or too, because of the question/answer thing.

I also love you, as you say, should not replace B, but is ambiguous in the use you propose. It could mean, "I love two people, one of whom is you." It could also mean "Two people love you, one of whom is I." I'm afraid I too love you would only mean the second choice to most people.

I'm sorry, I have to ask, what expression does your last question refer to?

Best wishes, - A.
The old posts on this topic seem to agree with you.

My last question in the original post refers to :

If I'm facing you, you are also facing me.

Is there ambiguity in this sentence? I feel that too is more appropriate because also, though not likely because of the clear context, could mean 'you' are doing something else at the same time. In fact, that's the only interpretation I make and I see it as a grammatical error. If it hadn't been for the context, I would have thought there's another action going on concurrently.
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I think I understand your question. You think to face someone is to be "face to face." I don't think so. If you face the wall, does the wall face you?

If someone has his back to you, you can say, "Turn around and face me!" That sort of implies face-to-face, but I suppose you could turn your back to him before he turns around.

Your statement is not a question. And I think it may be a false statement. I take it as a statement of fact. "If I'm facing you, then, by definition, you must also be facing me." If that's what you mean, I think it's false.

Suppose I say "If I'm fat, you are also fat." It's just an error in logic. We may both be fat, but the statement is false. The statement is not ambiguous.

If you wanted to replace "also" with "too," you'd say, "If I'm facing you, you are facing me too."

Do you follow me?

Suppose I say, "If a quadrilateral has two pairs of equal sides and at least one right angle, it's a rectangle." That's sort of a definition and it's true (I hope.) If instead I say "it's a square," the statement is false. It MAY be a square. But like your "facing" sentence, the conclusion doesn't necessarily follow from the premise.

Best wishes, - A.
I'm sorry, Avangi. I think I confused you with my expl
I hope that doesn't mean you're giving up! Straighten me out!
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Actually I was replying to your post when I accidentally hit some keys and it got posted. Well, actually it was not an accident, I don't know what the problem is but I have been experiencing this problem especially when I start typing before the reply page finishes loading. So I edited the unfinished post and tried to post and the server said I had exceeded the time for edit and I lost my post entirely. Anyway, it wasn't a long explanation. Let me type again.

I'm so sorry that I confused you with my poor explanation.

Actually all I wanted to know is whether "too" works better in the following statement.

If I'm facing you, you're [also] facing me [too]

To me, 'too' is better simply because also suggests that 'you' is doing something else at the same time - maybe 'you' is dancing while facing me. I hope you get me this time. Sorry for the confusion again

Thanks in advance
It's the bloody IF that's driving me to distraction, as my mother used to say. (not the "bloody")

I think you're wrong. If you'll note what I said in the first post, "I love you." (reply) "I love you too." It's almost impossible to screw this up by switching the order of the words or substituting "also" for "too." Almost any way you put it, it will be understood as intended. This is because of the A,B ; B,A kind of structure. It's sort of a closed loop. The "facing" example which we're looking at now has that same sort of structure. It sucks you in. It doesn't allow you to wander away and worry about what other things you may be doing. (I'm trying to find ways to explain what my ear is telling me.)

So my conclusion is that ambiguity is not a problem, whether you use "also" or "too." - At least, in these two particular examples.

But your sentence structure is driving me nutz. Why are you using the "if"? Why don't you do it like the "I love you" example??

Two sentences, two statements: "I'm facing you." "You're [also] facing me [too]." Even two clauses connected by "and." But nix the "If" with the implied "then." That gives it a whole different meaning.

Rgdz, - A.
But your sentence structure is driving me nutz. Why are you using the "if"? Why don't you do it like the "I love you" example??

Two sentences, two statements: "I'm facing you." "You'r[also] facing me [too]."

Actually I borrowed the sentence from Clive. Well, I have no problem with removing the if, probably I should have but it doesn't bother me at all. Emotion: stick out tongue
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