Date: Sun, 13 Feb 1994 11:35:52 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Too in initial position Too, it's a nice day for swimming in Southern Arizona. No, despite the preceding, I don't think I have ever used it, and consider it limited to written style, marking a certain preciosity. It definitely conveys a different feeling than the more pedestrian "also", and thus is clearly a marked usage. "And too,..." seems more colloquial, in past personal narrative, but rather old-fashioned: "And too, we were poor in those days and couldn't afford a horse." Perhaps because 19th-century schooling exposed students earlier to more high literature than is now the case in our dumbed-down curriculum. "Then, too,..." is sometimes mildly adversative: "Then, too, we seemed to have enough money to go..." Rudy Troike