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    #1

    as well as

    1) You can do it as well as your husband.
    2) You can do it, as well as your husband.

    Are both these sentences ambiguous?

    a) You can do it in as good a manner as your husband does it.
    b) You can do it and so can your husband.

    I think '2' means 'b' unless the part after the comma was added as an afterthought.
    '1' seems ambiguous to me.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: as well as

    The context would make the meaning clear.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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