Chinese help

你好。I’m having a hard time understanding the function of 也 in 我本来也认为这是你的。Could you explain it to me?

“也" means “also”. In this case, “I originally also thought this was yours.”

In other words, when you say "“我本来也认为这是你的”, this means that you were agreeing with someone else, not necessarily explicit but implied.

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