When do we use “as well as”?
In the same way we use “such as” instead of “alike”, we might use “as will as” instead of “and”.
- You will receive the product packaging and the new design concept tomorrow.
- You will receive the product packaging as well as the new design concept tomorrow.
- The packaging, as well as the new concept, is going to be on your desk by tomorrow
- Is he handsome as well as being smart?
- He as well as you is tired of this work.
- Samuel can ski as well as his brother.
- I can’t play tennis as well as Frank.
- She has invited Bruce as well as Steve.
- . I never learned how to speak Spanish as well as I wanted.
- My son was at school yesterday as well as John.
- Alex wished that he could play tennis as well as Jessica.
- George wishes he could speak English as well as John does.
- Amanda doesn’t want to talk to him as well as not care about him.
comma before as well as :
Most of the time, you don’t need a comma before as will as . Using a comma turns the thing you’re talking about into an aspect of less important information than the rest of the sentence.
This is where the judgment call comes in. You have to decide whether the things you intend to communicate are equally important or not.
- Timmy, as well as Tommy, is a stickler about punctuation.
In this sentence, Tommy is an aspect — something that can be bracketed. Writing the sentence this way reduces the importance of Tommy and puts the focus on Timmy. Note that you need one comma before the statement and one comma after it.
If the Tommy part is important, the best thing you can do is get rid of the commas and convert from as will as to and.
- Timmy and Tommy are sticklers about punctuation.
See also the article Sentences with Have