Date: Sun, 13 Feb 1994 10:39:06 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: Too in initial position
I have vague recollections of English teachers "correcting" me for using
initial 'too' as we use initial 'also' and 'and', followed by a comma as in
Grepstad's example. I checked several style handbooks, thinking that there
was a stylistic "rule" inveighing against the usage, but didn't find one.
This usage, to my ear and eye, is common in spoken style (I suspect in any
variety of English) but is considered too informal for most written styles.
These "rules" in style books exist because native speakers of the language
actually do use the forms in questions, of course.
DMLance, U of Missouri