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I’m having a bit of trouble placing “auch” in the German translation of “I also love my cat”. Would it be “Ich auch liebe meine Katze” or something else? Thanks!

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    Depends on how this auch is meant: Like In addition to my other pets, I love my cat or Just like all the other cat owners, I love my cat. I think the most fitting position of auch in your sentence heavily depends on the context.
    – deHaar
    Apr 21, 2022 at 8:38

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There are three possibilities:

Auch ich liebe meine Katze

I, too, love my cat (if you specifically want to focus that it's you, too)

Ich liebe meine Katze auch

I love my cat, too

Ich liebe auch meine Katze

I also love my cat (in addition to your dog, rabbit, child, whatever)

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    Funnily op found one of two places where "auch" cannot be placed in this sentence... the only other "wrong" position would be between "meine" and "Katze"...
    – Tode
    Apr 21, 2022 at 8:20
  • I think the first possibility, Auch ich ..., might be open to interpretation. Could it also mean "Even I (a well known curmudgeon) love my cat"?
    – RDBury
    Apr 21, 2022 at 18:57
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    @RDBury I think that would be "sogar ich" Apr 21, 2022 at 18:58
  • Agreed. Auch ich liebe meine Katze implies other cat lovers, as it were.
    – Ingmar
    Apr 22, 2022 at 5:54

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