As well as / As well
As well as has a similar meaning to not only --- but also.
She is clever as well as beautiful. (= She is not only beautiful, but also clever.)
Maung Ba is handsome as well as Hla Win.
Zaw Min can play the guitar as well as Maung Ba.
Verbs after as well as
When we put a verb after as well as, we most often use the -ing form.
He hurt his arm, as well as breaking his leg. (NOT --- as well as broke his leg.)
If there is an infinitive in the main clause, an infinitive without to is possible after as well as.
I have to clean the floors as well as cook the food.
I have to feed the animals, as well as look after the children
It is possible to connect two subjects with as well as. If the first subject is singular, the verb is usually singular.
Mary, as well as Ann, was delighted to hear the news.
But note that this is not a common structure. It is more normal to put as well as after the main clause. This almost always happens with pronoun subjects.
Mary was delighted to hear the news as well as Ann.
He is rich as well as me. (NOT He, as well as I/me, is rich.)
As well is an adverb which means ‘also’, ‘too’ or ‘in addition’. We usually use as well at the end of a clause:
We look forward very much to seeing you again and to meeting your wife as well.
We use as well and the phrase just as well when we say that something is probably a good thing:
It’s as well to have a good camera with you when you visit the bird park.(as well here means ‘it’s a good idea’)
It’s just as well we didn’t go to the lecture, because it was cancelled.
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