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    #1

    as well vs too

    Hi there!
    Would you please tell me which one seems wrong to you and why?

    An international alphabet would inevitably bring about a spelling reform as well.

    An international alphabet would inevitably bring about a spelling reform , too.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: as well vs too

    Both seem fine to me.

    The only time I advise caution is in a sentence such as:

    I speak French fluently and I speak German as well.

    This could suggest that I speak German as well (i.e. fluently) as I speak French.

    In your sentences there is no possibity of ambiguity.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Nov-2010 at 15:05. Reason: typo

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    #3

    Re: as well vs too

    This reminded me of a joke one of my students "invented" a few years ago.

    student: Me too and me as well. Which do you use most of the time?
    me: Hmmmmmm. Me too.
    student. Wow. Me as well.



    It really is not that funny but the student had clearly understood that the two expressions meant the same thing.

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    #4

    Re: as well vs too

    Quote Originally Posted by ieltsonly View Post
    This reminded me of a joke one of my students "invented" a few years ago.

    student: Me too and me as well. Which do you use most of the time?
    me: Hmmmmmm. Me too.
    student. Wow. Me as well.



    It really is not that funny but the student had clearly understood that the two expressions meant the same thing.

    Stephen
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    It's pretty good, though...!

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    #5

    Re: as well vs too

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    It's pretty good, though...!
    Congratulations, ielts. You have produced something about which philo and I agree. That's not only funny, it's almost incredible.

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    #6

    Re: as well vs too

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Congratulations, ielts. You have produced something about which philo and I agree. That's not only funny, it's almost incredible.
    Interesting. Apart from the issue of the subjunctive, I was not aware of any particularly great areas of disagreement between us. Perhaps I have not been paying attention!

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    #7

    Re: as well vs too

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Interesting. Apart from the issue of the subjunctive, I was not aware of any particularly great areas of disagreement between us. Perhaps I have not been paying attention!
    It wasn't intended as a wholly serious comment.

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