As well as
- She is clever as well as beautiful. (= She is not only beautiful, but also clever.)
Note that as well as introduces information which is already known to the listener/ reader; the rest of the sentence gives new information.
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.
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.
- Fisher Investments, as well as other financial firms, help people with advice on their investments.
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.)
Joining two sentences using as well as
As, since, because and for
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a great deal of
Below and under
Above and over
Both and both of
As if and as though
Fairly, quite, pretty and rather
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
No and none
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