In 你应该也吃不下番茄了吧?

Why 也 isn't right after 你?Cause generally 也 is the closest adverb to the subject like in 你们也都不 where the adverbs 都 and 不 are after 也 .

And as an adverb it would be place before 应该 which is a verb , right?

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你应该 = you should, and 也吃不下番茄了吧 is the statement about what you should

也 in the statement 也吃不下番茄了吧 modifies the verb 吃不下, in this case, 也吃不下 = can't eat neither

For example:

  • 你应该吃不下番茄 = you should be unable to eat tomato neither

If you put 也 directly after the subject, it can modify either the subject or the verb

For example:

  • 你也 = you too

  • [你也]应该吃不下番茄 = [You too] should be unable to eat tomato (imply there are other people who also can't eat tomato)

  • 也吃不下 = can't eat either

  • 你[也应该吃不下番茄] = you [should be unable to eat tomato neither] (imply there are other foods you can't eat)

Shorter example:

你应该也有 - You should have it too

你也应该有 - You too should have it (imply everyone else already have it)

也应该有 - You should have it too (imply there are other things you already have)


Both orders are possible, with a subtle nuance in meaning.

  • 他饿了,你应该也饿了吧。
  • 他饿了,你也应该饿了吧。

Both of the above sentences are all right.

  • 你看起来很累,你应该也饿了吧。

In this case, only "应该也" feels natural and "也应该" feels awkward.


After struggling for a while, I found the two are essentially the same. For example:

既然已經吃撐了, 你應該也吃不下甜點了吧? = 既然已經吃撐了, 你也應該吃不下甜點了吧?

不能光吃肉, 你應該也吃一點青菜. = 不能光吃肉, 你也應該吃一點青菜.

如今兒女都長大了, 你應該也找個伴了. = 如今兒女都長大了, 你也應該找個伴了.

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