Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 18:48:26 -0500 From: Ellen Johnson Subject: initial too Sorry I'm so far behind, but I wanted to get my $.02-worth in. Initial 'too' doesn't seem at all strange to me, though perhaps a little too informal for written English. Isn't it interesting how varied our perceptions on this feature have been? Others found it very formal. I'll have to listen to myself for awhile, but intuition tells me it's common in my own speech (Atlanta-born). Initial 'as well' is another matter entirely. I'd mark that sentence with a star in a heartbeat! Ellen Johnson ellenj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]