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I came across a post on this site saying that :

私もです

For example was not correct grammatically, and that instead, we had to use

私でもある。

I'm very confused now even though I know 私もです is used a lot, I don't know wether it's correct or not.

Saying 私でもある makes me feel like I'm writing a book or a poem because of である. And on the other hand 私もです sounds very natural and correct to me because です is basically a contraction of であります, so we could say でもあります but not something like でもす so i feel like it's obvious that も comes before です.

So to me でもある is used just like である, but with the particle も added meaning "also, too", so mostly used in writing. And もです is used like です, in everydays life just to express a simple "Me too"

But after seeing those posts saying that もです is grammatically not correct, I wondered if もである with the particle も being before である is correct.

  • I think 私もです is usually short for 私も(そう)です. – istrasci May 1 '15 at 16:03
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    Whoever said 私もです was ungrammatical was wrong. – snailboat May 1 '15 at 16:23
  • My teacher used to say that putting any particle before です was wrong. Then I told her about も and の and now she doesn't say that anymore. (Read: People can be wrong and following grammar "rules" is not always right.) – Eric May 1 '15 at 21:19
  • @Eric The truth is almost any particle (read postposition) before です is valid. 私もです, 私からです, 私にだけです, 私とやらまでです etc. – broccoli forest May 2 '15 at 15:57
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When talking casually, 私も is extremely common and, depending on the situation, often means "me too".

I would like to see the full post you mentioned, but I'd guess that whoever wrote 私もです was just finding a polite way to say 私も. Either way, 私もですis not wrong.

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