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    Use of "as well as"

    I'm wondering about the use of "as well as" in place of "and" near the end of a list. For example, I recently read the sentence:

    Some additional tasks have included providing a market study, supplying a cost analysis and budget breakdown, as well as providing a Gantt chart.

    I find the use of "as well as" awkward here, and would be more inclined to put "...budget breakdown, and providing a Gantt chart."

    Is there a grammatical or style concern with this usage of "as well as"? This is from a paper that I am marking and I would like to know if I should suggest making changes, particularly since I have been finding this usage very common throughout the papers that I mark.

    Thanks for any suggestions.


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    Re: Use of "as well as"

    Hello
    as well as is a conjunction word
    It means in addition

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    Re: Use of "as well as"

    You could say:
    Some additional tasks have included providing a market study, supplying a cost analysis and budget breakdown, and providing a Gantt chart.
    However, as well as serves just as well as and, and, as another poster noted, in the aforementioned context it means the same as in addition to.

    ~R

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