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Hi,
I'd like some opinions on these sentences. Where should I put "also"? Consider that splitting invinitives doesn't bother me at all, I don't care what's "considered" correct, I'd like to know what "sounds" good and what "sounds" best.

They tried to get me to do it also on Saturdays. No way!
They tried to get me to also do it on Saturdays. No way!

Since I know that "I also have one in my room" is way better than "I have one also in my room", then I was wondering if the second one was better.
Thank you in advance. Emotion: smile
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They tried to get me to do it also on Saturdays. No way!(you do it on other days too but they want to do it one more day)

They tried to get me to also do it on Saturdays. No way!(you do other things too but they want you to do one more thing )But this sentence seems strange to me.

I would comment also like this if I heard it in the forms above.Maybe there isn't any difference.
Truly, it's "They tried to get me to do it on Saturdays too!"

The "also" just sounds awkward to me. If you really wanted to use it, then I'd say "to also do it"
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Yes, "on Saturdays too" is the best way and what I would say too, but I saw a similar sentence with "also", so I wanted to ask about that. Anyway, I understand, thank you.

Doll, "also" doesn't modify the sententence the way you described. What "also" modifies is usually made clear by the stress in the sentence. Stress is in bold:
-I have an Hi-Fi system in my room. I also have a PC in my room.
-I have an PC in the living room. I also have a PC in my room.
I just wanted to point out that, in case you find "also" confusing sometimes.

Thanks again Emotion: smile
They tried to get me to do it on Saturdays [too / also]. No way!
With a strong preference for too, as GG says.

They also tried to get me to do it on Saturdays. No way!
is not out of the question either.

CJ
or, "They tried to get me to do it on Saturdays as well." (Slightly more formal than "too.")
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Thanks Koyeen.
KooyeenThey tried to get me to do it also on Saturdays. No way!
They tried to get me to also do it on Saturdays. No way!
Hi Kooyeen

The reason why also on Saturdays doesn't sound good is the fact that by British logic also is normally notused before the word(s) it qualifies. Emotion: smile That would make English far too logical and learning it would be a breeze Emotion: smile for furriners.

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CB
Thanks everyone for all your replies.

Yeah, Cool Breeze, you are right, that would make English too similar to Italian! Adverb position is still one of my biggest problems. In Italian you can put an adverb almost everywhere and it will sound good, in English that's not true. It wasn't too long ago that I learned "I have a PC also in my room" sucks.

Thanks again Emotion: smile
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