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    as well as

    Hi,

    Please let me know the sentence mentioned below is correct:

    1) Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.

    2) As well as breaking his leg, he hurt his arm.

    Kind Regards

    Pallavi

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    Re: as well as

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    Hi,

    Please let me know the sentences mentioned below are correct:

    1) Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.

    2) As well as breaking his leg, he hurt his arm.

    Kind Regards

    Pallavi
    Yes, they are OK.

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    Re: as well as

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    Hi,

    Please let me know the sentence mentioned below is correct:

    1) Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.

    2) As well as breaking his leg, he hurt his arm.

    Kind Regards

    Pallavi
    Both elements on either side of "as well as" should be in the same form. Here is how I would write what you said:

    Smoking is dangerous as well as smelly. (to be + two adjectives)

    Smoking is dangerous as well as irritating to others. (To be + two adjectives)

    He broke his leg as well as hurt his arm.

    Other English teachers, do you agree? Other suggestions?

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    #4

    Re: as well as

    Quote Originally Posted by pallavi kakkar View Post
    Hi,

    Please let me know the sentence mentioned below is correct:

    1) Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.

    2) As well as breaking his leg, he hurt his arm.

    Kind Regards

    Pallavi
    Number 2 sounds fine to me, but as jerry081958 says, number 2 should be "Smoking is dangerous as well as smelly."

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    #5

    Re: as well as

    I'm kind of a parallelism freak, so while I won't say things are ungrammatical, I think they will read with a great deal more style if they are balanced.

    (As it says below, I'm not an English teacher, but how things read is pretty important to my success at my job.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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