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    as well as

    Could anyone tell me the usage and examples of "as well as?" Do we only use it in a positive way?

    Thank you!! :)

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    Re: as well as

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    Could anyone tell me the usage and examples of "as well as?" Do we only use it in a positive way?

    Thank you!! :)

    1.As well as primarily means and not only.

    The students as well as their teacher are having a meeting in the school gym this afternoon.( meaning it's not only students that will have the meeting but also their teacher).

    2.It can also mean and in addition but generally as well as is considered a lot weaker than the conjunction and.

    He is handsome, well built as well as smart and funny. ( in addition to being handsome, he is also smart and funny).


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    Re: as well as

    Thanks!

    Can it be used in a negative way? For instance, James is selfish as well as ugly?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: as well as

    Quote Originally Posted by bread
    Thanks!

    Can it be used in a negative way? For instance, James is selfish as well as ugly?

    Thanks again!
    Sure, by all means!

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