but....as well

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pumpjockey

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"But had she recovered from her illness as well her brother fell with the same disease''


my question is:

is there such a structure in English like, but.....as well ?

or is it just nonsense?
 

David L.

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I think you might mean:

...but as she was recovering from her illness, her brother came down with it as well.
 

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Can I say, "But as she had recovered from her illness, her brother came down..." Please.
 

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This implies that now that his sister has recovered, her brother decided/chose to come down with ... (you don't state whether it is the same illness or some other illness)
the meaning of 'as' in this sentence = "because" because of the tense you have used: "But as she had recovered..."
that is, because this happened (she recovered), therefore as a direct result, this (her brother falling ill) happened.
Perhaps he wanted some of the attention lavished on his sister whilst she was feeling so ill. ! :lol:
 
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