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mo means "also" or "too" and like other particles, it is placed after the word it modifies. Let's see some examples:

PERSON A: 私 は ねこ が すき。
            watashi wa neko ga suki.
   
             I like cats.

PERSON B: 私 は ねこ が すき、そして いぬ  すき。
            watashi wa neko ga suki, soshite inu mo suki.
   
             I like cats, and I also like dogs.
                [to review soshite; the mo after inu replaces ga.  You can't say "ga mo"]

PERSON C: 私  ねこ と いぬ が すき。
            watashi mo neko to inu ga suki.
   
            I also like cats and dogs.

 

NOTE: 私も watashi mo by itself means "Me too."

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Person B's response

Could Person B have also said "Watashi mo, soshite inu mo suki" ? What about "Watashi mo, demo inu mo suki" ?

clay's picture

I'm not a native speaker, but

I'm not a native speaker, but they both look fine to me. "Me too. And/But I also like dogs."

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Maybe change ”でも”

”でも” is usually used at the beginning of a sentence, or the end of a sentence to indicate more things being said.
Like:
"いぬが好き(すき)。。。でも。。。ねこも好き。”

If you want to contradict someone mid-sentence, as in: "I love cats, BUT I also like dogs.", you could either use ”けど” or ”~が”. Depending on how you want to make the sentence, you could also use ”しかし” or ”けれでも”.

Here's a few examples;
”ねこが好き、けどいぬも好き。” : "Neko ga suki, kedo inu mo suki." : "I like cats, but I also like dogs."
”私も。。。。でも、私のお気にいりがねこだ。” : "Watashi mo...demo, watashi no okiniiri ga neko da." : "Me too.....but my favorite are cats.",
”いぬが好き、しかし、ねこが私のお気にいりだ。” : "Inu ga suki, shikashi, neko ga watashi no okiniiri da." : "I like dogs, however, cats are my favorite."
”いぬが好き、けれでも、ねこが私のお気にいりだ。” : "Inu ga suki, keredemo, neko ga watashi no okiniiri da." : "I like dogs, but, cats are my favorite."

I'm not too sure about ”~が” because I don't really use it, so I think I'll leave that for someone else to cover if they want to. I'm also not too sure about my grammar here, but I think it's correct enough.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you also omit the ”私の” in ”ねこが私のお気にいりだ。” because ”私” is normally assumed?

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The link "to review soshite," under "Person B" is broken.

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Thanks! Fixed now.

Thanks! Fixed now.

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