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    "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Can we always swap the position of sentence starting with "as well as" within sentences?

    "As well as making it possible for people to eat more, a prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise. "

    "A prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise, as well as making it possible for people to eat more."

    "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."
    "As well as Kate She has invited Jill"

    "They like walking as well as skiing."
    "As well as skiing they like walking."
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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    ambitious-girl, please go easy on the use of colour in your posts.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    ambitious-girl, please go easy on the use of colour in your posts.
    I have just tried to make them more readable.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    I have just tried to make them more readable.
    In doing so, you made it less readable! Black font and the standard font size suffice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    You might want to tidy up the punctuation in the third and fourth, as well as the capitalisation.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Can we always swap the position of sentence starting with "as well as" within sentences?
    Let's just say we can usually change its position.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You might want to tidy up the punctuation in the third and fourth, as well as the capitalisation.
    Is this correct now?

    "She has invited Jill, as well as Kate."
    "As well as Kate, she has invited Jill"

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In doing so, you made it less readable! Black font and the standard font size suffice.
    Teacher,
    what does "in doing so" mean? I couldn't find any equivalent in dictionaries.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    It means when you do that or by doing so.

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    Re: "She has invited Jill as well as Kate."

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Is this correct now?
    Much nicer.

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