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    as well and the comma

    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, too.

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    When the word ‘too’ is used at the end of a sentence, there’s usually a ‘comma’ before it. I wonder if the ‘comma’ can be kept when ‘as well’ is used instead of ‘too’ like this.

    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, as well.
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    Re: as well and the comma

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, too.

    (by me)

    When the word ‘too’ is used at the end of a sentence, there’s usually a ‘comma’ before it. I wonder if the ‘comma’ can be kept when ‘as well’ is used instead of ‘too’ like this.

    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, as well.
    Without the comma, it would mean he speaks French as well as he speaks English.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: as well and the comma

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    There usually isn't these days. . . .
    American English is more comma-prone than British. I think the comma before too is more popular here.

    Let's see what other Americans think.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: as well and the comma

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, too.

    (by me)

    When the word ‘too’ is used at the end of a sentence, there’s usually a ‘comma’ before it. I wonder if the ‘comma’ can be kept when ‘as well’ is used instead of ‘too’ like this.

    The man can speak English, and he can speak French, as well.
    I have never been in the habit of doing that. (I guess I missed class the day they told people to use commas that way. )

    You will save time if you omit the comma.
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