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As many/much as A
  1. As many/much as A
  2. Also A; A as well
  3. Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
    A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  4. Even [T], not even A
    The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  5. Neither A nor B
    A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
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  おじいさん              
My grandfather has four dogs.
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この             かかった  
It took three whole days to write this short report.
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Hokkaido is many times larger than the Tokyo area.
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Why do you have three radios?
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     宿   あって            
I have so much homework, what should I do.

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ANoun (number/counter)
Basic Examples:
(as many as ten times)

Notes
When も is added, this emphasizes that the number/amount is above normal.
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shirothekiller
Level: 1
(12 years ago)
with a negative verb it can mean as little as.
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Also A; A as well
  1. As many/much as A
  2. Also A; A as well
  3. Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
    A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  4. Even [T], not even A
    The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  5. Neither A nor B
    A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
わたし つく      
I want to make it, too!
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I heard that she and he will also be coming to the party tonight.
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I've already eaten cake, but I want to eat donuts, too.
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3        ハワイ        
They also went to Hawaii three years ago.
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      たくさん      
I want to have lots of both cats and dogs (as pets)!
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きっと     ように         
Surely he too felt the same way.
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He waits. She waits, too.
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Mom sends a package. She sends a letter, too.
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I work at the company. I work at home, too.

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ANoun
Basic Examples:
(me too)

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hyeran
Level: 1
(4 years ago)
ほんはくろです。
えんぴつもくろです。
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(9 years ago)
When using も in this way, the subjects being compared have to be different. For example, it would be incorrect to say ジョンさんはです。ジョンさんもいです。 (John is kind. John is also tall.) Compare: ジョンさんはです。メアリーさんもです。 (John is kind. Mary is also kind.)
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Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  1. As many/much as A
  2. Also A; A as well
  3. Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
    A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  4. Even [T], not even A
    The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  5. Neither A nor B
    A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
ゆき     だれも      
It snowed so no one came.
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I (they) returned safely without incident.
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        だれも いなかった  
We entered the store, but no one was there.
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I don't want to eat anything now.
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       どこにもない  
The book I'm looking for is nowhere (to be found).
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       こと        
There is nothing I want you to do.

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AQuestion word
BNegative statement
Basic Examples:
だれもない (no one)

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マイコー
Level: 251
(14 years ago)
Nowhere is not どこも; it is usually paired with the particles に or で (depending on the verb that follows).
ボールはどこでもつからない - I can't find the ball anywhere.
おとうとはどこにもいない! - My brother isn't anywhere!
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Even [T], not even A
The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  1. As many/much as A
  2. Also A; A as well
  3. Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
    A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  4. Even [T], not even A
    The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  5. Neither A nor B
    A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
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Everyone was surprised because Takada is good at not just singing but drawing as well.
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He's not one for exercise, and he doesn't like walking either.
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        ほとんど 使     
My grandfather can hardly even use a cell phone.

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ANoun
Basic Examples:
(even a Japanese person)

ANoun phrase
Basic Examples:
(even when (one) goes)

AVerb: Stem
しない
Basic Examples:
しない (won't even walk)

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emmy
Level: 3
(11 years ago)
With する verbs, treat it like a noun:
する ー> もしない
する ー> もしない
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Neither A nor B
A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
  1. As many/much as A
  2. Also A; A as well
  3. Nothing/no one/nobody (A)
    A is the question term such as nothing, no one, nowhere, etc (だれ+も = no one, なに+も = nothing). This is followed by a negative statement B that links to A
  4. Even [T], not even A
    The negative form (not even) can be identified when the verb following the も is in the negative form.
  5. Neither A nor B
    A and B are generally opposites (hot/cold, easy/hard, etc.)
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あれ  これ         
I need neither this, that, nor anything.
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  コーヒー            
I like neither coffee nor tea.

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Aい-adjective
-い
Bい-adjective
-い
ない
Basic Examples:
きくてさくてない (neither big nor small)

Aな-adjective
Bな-adjective
ない
Basic Examples:
ない (Neither simple nor complicated)

ANoun
BNoun
ない
Basic Examples:
アメリカない (neither Japan nor the US)

AVerb: Stem
BVerb: Stem
しない
Basic Examples:
しない (neither coming nor going)

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mysticfive
Level: 1536
if you use a question word it can also be used as no- (も-nothing も-no one)
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マイコー
Level: 251
I added this meaning and one more ('too'). Take a look at it for me and let me know if you think it's clear enough.
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shirothekiller
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the example sentence for adding も to question words is using the wrong verb, it should be いない not ない.
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マイコー
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Fixed!
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Hmmm, can't 「も」 also simply mean [even]? I think that's where some of the other expressions that incorporate 「も」 (and for which grammar pages already exist) come from, for example: そこまでしなくて[color=blue]も[/color]いい。 [i][color=blue]Even[/color] if you don't do it until there, it's OK.[/i] [b]You don't have to go that far.[/b] これを使って[color=blue]も[/color]いい? [i][color=blue]Even[/color] if I use this, is it ok?[/i] [b]May I use this?[/b] But then, of course, it can be used by itself, following nouns and such: はお[color=blue]も[/color]そうとしなかった。 [b]She didn't [/b][color=blue][b]even[/b][/color] [b]offer me a cup of tea.[/b] I think that this [even] meaning of 「も」 is the key to understanding the particle's use in sentences like this one: いままでたこと[color=blue]も[/color]ないようなとってもきなきなです。 [b]It is a gigantic turnip the likes of which he had never [color=blue]even[/color] seen before.[/b] Now, in English you can leave the word [even] out of the above sentence, because all it is doing is adding emphasis. Similarly, I think that you could have said 「たこと[color=blue]が[/color]ない」 in the Japanese version, and the overall meaning wouldn't have really changed. 「も」 is just acting as an emphasis particle in this case, just as [even] is. What do you think?
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マイコー
Level: 251
I swear that I added this somewhere, let me look into it.
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マイコー
Level: 251
This covers the first two examples: http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=107
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Right, I was looking at that page earlier. Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear enough - those first two examples already have grammar pages. I was just using them to demonstrate the general [even] meaning of 「も」. The issue I'm wondering about is when [も」 directly follows a noun (or something other than an inflected verb - see the example below). Do you think it deserves a usage on this page? It's pretty common, from what I've been seeing. Here's another example I saw just today on Lang-8, both versions written by a native speaker: はマンガがきなのか[color=blue]も[/color]かっていない! He still doesn’t [color=blue]even[/color] know whether he likes manga or not. I think it's important that we supply this general meaning for 「も」 here, so that if a user reads a sentence like this, then comes to this page to check out what 「も」 could mean in this situation, they won't be confused into trying to reckon one of the extant meanings to somehow fit. I only say this because I did just that, which prompted me to look further into it and post about it.
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マイコー
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Ok, I definitely feel like it could belong on the page. Definition: (not) even [A] Usage structure: [N] も, [Noun clause] も, [Verb stem] も しない What do you think? Edit: note that the 'not' version is brought out when followed by a negative verb/statement.
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Looks great to me! I appreciate you looking into it and pondering over it.
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マイコー
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sooo im guessing the first one is no diffrent from ても/でも?
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できるだけ
Level: 28
Bit different in terms of usage, actually. ても/でも is used with verbs, generally in the sense of "even if": ってもきます。 I'll go even if it rains. でも also appears after nouns and な-adjectives with the same usage, as a form of だ. でもできる work even a student can do And でも can also be used when making suggestions or invitations to show that you'd be open to other alternatives: おでもむ? Want some tea (or something else to drink?) The first usage of も here is used to show extent, and it implies you think doing something to that degree is surprising. 6したの? You studied for six (whole) hours?! も isn't used in either the gentle suggestion or the "even if" sense.
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ahhhh~! thanks :)
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テリフン
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When using も, can't you also create the meaning of anything, anywhere, and anyone? Such as もいいよ: Anything is good. Isn't this why the company DoCoMo chose their name, meaning anywhere?
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マイコー
Level: 251
It usually includes the で particle (the most common usages), so it is listed on a separate page here: http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=122
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テリフン
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Thank you! :]
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ターラ
Level: 39
I'm also studying on Duolingo, where they have an example sentence:はやくもおそくもないです。They translate it as 'it is neither fast nor slow', so I came looking here for this usage of も as neither, but I don't see it.  Am I looking in the wrong place?
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マイコー
Level: 251
Alright - so this is not on here yet, but I'll add it! Please check now.
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gdartfow
Level: 1429
My copy of Bunkei Jiten also specifies its use with nouns and verbs, as well skipping で for な-adjectives. For example:
もない - neither left nor right.
いもきもしない - neither laugh nor cry.
かもない - neither clever nor foolish.
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マイコー
Level: 251
Thanks!
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ターラ
Level: 39
Ah, this is much clearer to me now, cheers!
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mysticfive
Level: 1536
under the last/newest usage, you can also use ~くて for い adjectives - like くてもくてもない
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マイコー
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Added! It split up the display for the usages for some reason, but ...don't have time to look at it now!
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stupidguy
Level: 182

The second usage, "Also A; A as well", includes in its construction a verb's dictionary form + も.

None of my other resources mentioned verbs in their relevant entry, so I'm trying to figure this out.

The examples I see don't use dictionary form but verb stem.

Is the construction meant to say Vstem + も?

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An example under verified sentences from Natsu:

> まれもちもロンドンです。
> I was born and brought up in London.

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There's another example provided in discussion from gdartflow as follows:

> いもきもしない - neither laugh nor cry.

Correction: the above example matches usage 5.

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stupidguy
Level: 182

I found a match for Vstem + も when I bumped it up to intermediate and allowed grammar entries for ~も~も.

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This entry has a match for a singular use of も:

Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar p.179-183 (uses stem)

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If usage 2 somehow got an incomplete affirmative version of usage 5 here, then these would be the relevant pages:

Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar p.185-189 (uses stem)

Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns p.614-615 under usage 2a ~も~も~ない (uses stem)

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I see a dictionary form usage in the Handbook p.616 under usage 2d. It focuses more on "whether or not" though.

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マイコー
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After thinking on it, I am inclined to agree that with that too/also definition, there isn't a way to really have it. The closest would be Dict + のも (using the の to nominalize the verb) るのがき。うのもき。

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stupidguy
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Understood, thank you!

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