“Likewise” and “same”: how to write correctly?

These words are quite common in our language, but every time we have to think about their correct spelling. It seems that the words “also” and “also” are generally synonymous, and the problems with them are similar. It is not entirely clear when it is necessary to write words together, and when – separately. In fact, the answer to this question is simple – you just need to determine the part of speech.

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When are “also” and “also” written together?

You do not need to put a space before the “same” in the following situations:

1. Before us is a union. It usually occurs in simple sentences, but it can also combine parts of complex sentences. It is easy to understand that you are dealing with a union. There are three ways:

  • Substitute instead of the words “too” or “also” another union – “and”. If the sentence retains its original meaning, then the dubious word must be written together. For instance: The whole family is ill, dad also stayed at home… Option to check: The whole family is sick, and dad stayed at home
  • You can try to remove “same” from the sentence. If without it the meaning begins to be lost, then the word requires a continuous spelling. For instance: Mom cleaned the apartment, her daughter also helped her. In this case, with the deletion of the “same”, the sentence becomes meaningless.
  • Instead of “also” try substituting “also” or vice versa. If the meaning of the sentence does not change from this, then, again, we are talking about an alliance. For instance: The children ran away for a walk, the parents also knew what to do with themselves.

2. You are dealing with an adverb that means “equally”. For example: The squad requested a halt, the guide was tired too.

3. If it is a particle. If, in the form of a particle, “too” and “also” emphasize disdain and ridicule, they are written together. Paired with “too”, the pronoun “me” can also be present. For instance: I also found an advisor!

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When are “also” and “also” written separately?

“The same” should be written separately if “that” is a demonstrative pronoun, and “same” in such a situation is a particle. To check, you just need to ask the question: “which one?” For instance: The same (what?) Warm sun shone as always at this time of the year

“So” and “same” should be written separately, if “so” is an adverb, and “same” is a particle. In identifying this situation, the following questions will help: How? How? In what degree? For example: The boys wanted to become astronauts in the same way (how?) Like Gagarin.

There are other ways to check for separate spelling:

  • Try to remove the “same” particle. If the sentence retains its meaning, then the words must be written separately. For instance: I will prepare for the exam in the same way as usual… Option to check: I will prepare for the exam as usual
  • Instead of “the same” substitute the phrase “same”. With it, the meaning of the sentence shouldn’t change either. For instance: I chose the same military school as my father to study… Option to check: I chose the same military school as my father to study.
  • If after “the same” is “what” or after “the same” is located “how”. Such phrases are a clear sign of the separate spelling of words. For example: The hunter was just as tagged today as he was in his best days. Now I want to choose the same gun as him.

Finally, remember one more thing, the common phrases “at the same time”, “just like”, “all the same”, “all the same”, “the same”, “the same”, are always written apart.

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