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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    John, as well as Peter, is going to the mall.

    John, as well as Peter, is going to the mall.
    John and Peter, as well Mary, are going to the mall.

    Are both sentences correct and natural?

    Thanks.

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    Re: John, as well as Peter, is going to the mall.

    They're correct, but not natural — native speakers don't say stuff like that.

    They sound like pointless student exercises to paraphrase the natural sentences 'John and Peter are going to the mall' and 'John, Peter and Mary are going to the mall'.

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    Re: John, as well as Peter, is going to the mall.

    Thanks, Rover.

    You're right. Such sentences are given to students as exercises and in exams.

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    Re: John, as well as Peter, is going to the mall.

    They are highly artificial.

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