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    as well

    Would it be redundant to write "as well" at the end of this sentence?

    In addition to those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones.

    The sentence just doesn't sound as good to me without "as well" at the end.

    Thanks.

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    Re: as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would it be redundant to write "as well" at the end of this sentence?

    In addition to those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones.

    The sentence just doesn't sound as good to me without "as well" at the end.

    Thanks.
    Hey,

    In the above sentence I might use "also".

    In addition to those functions, this section also discusses the political and economic ones.

    As suggested by you, "as well" at the end also sounds right.

    Let the seniors provide an elaborate answer.

    Thanks

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    Re: as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Would it be redundant to write "as well" at the end of this sentence?

    In addition to those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones.

    The sentence just doesn't sound as good to me without "as well" at the end.

    Thanks.
    I would say it would be a redundant use of "as well". If you're going to start the sentence with "In addition to....." then you are clearly stating that there is some kind of extra info.

    If you started with "As well as....." instead then you could get "as well" into your sentence.

    If you accept that "as well as" is a perfectly acceptable alternative to "in addition to" then you can see that it would not sound correct to say "As well as those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones as well."

    Too many "as well"s!!!

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