Also is common in speech and writing. She is extremely clever. She is also very efficient.

Moreover: two EQUALLY IMPORTANT facts are given; rather formal. The rent of the building was reasonable. Moreover, the location was perfect.

In addition often come in a LIST OF ACTIONS; rather formal or factual in tone. The company was reorganised. New members of staff were recruited. In addition, the managers were given new responsibilities.

Besides is often used when we LIST DIFFERENT REASONS; more common in speech than in writing. I don’t want the job. It would mean too much travelling. Besides, the salary is too low.



Also: Position in the sentence.

  1. Between the subject of the sentence and a simple verb. They asked for food. They also wanted money.
  2. After is, are, was, were. She is extremely clever. She is also very efficient.
  3. After auxiliary verbs such as will, can, etc. In my speech, I will be looking at the present location. I shall also be making predictions for the future.

Also, moreover, in addition & besides