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    Besides Jackson, his brothers

    Is ‘also’ needed in this synthesis question, when used with ‘besides’. The position of ‘besides’ is fixed at the beginning of the sentence. I think 'also' should be included but I'm unsure.

    Question: Jackson attended the poetry recital. His brothers attended the poetry recital.

    Answer: Besides Jackson, his brothers (also) attended the poetry recital.

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    Re: Besides Jackson, his brothers

    Two things. Are you supposed to meld two sentences into one? I would say:

    Jackson and his brothers attended the poetry recital.

    (Am I missing something?)

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    Re: Besides Jackson, his brothers

    Yes, two sentences to be melded into one. However, the answer has to have 'besides' positioned at the beginning of the sentence.

    Besides Jackson, his brothers (also) attended the poetry recital.

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    Re: Besides Jackson, his brothers

    OK, then use the sentence with "also" in it.

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