as well

adverb
in addition (Freq. 34)
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he has a Mercedes, too

Syn: ↑besides, ↑too, ↑also, ↑likewise

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I. adverb

there were other features as well

II. adverb
Etymology: ME as wel

resists not only DDT but other well-known insecticides as well — H.J.Clausen

worked as a shipwright in … Singapore, where he was an armament officer as wellCurrent Biography

2. : to the same extent or degree : as much

the court … is open as well to the humblest as to the mightiest — Adoptive Rite Ritual

our churchmen have become wealthy as well by the gifts of pious persons as by … bribes — Sir Walter Scott

3.
a. : with equivalent or comparable effect

my devotion might as well have been offered to … a statue in a museum — W.B.Yeats

b. : to a slight or possible advantage

might just as well become reconciled to the fact that you're going to have trouble — Richard Joseph

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as well
1. Also
2. In addition
3. Equally well, suitably, happily, etc
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as well
1. In addition
2. Also
3. Equally satisfactorily
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as well phrase
in addition to something or someone else

I’d like a cup of coffee, and a glass of water as well.

as well as:

I need to go to the bookshop as well as the bank.

Thesaurus: also and additionalsynonym
Main entry: well

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You use also, too, or as well when you are giving more information about something.
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'also'
Also is usually used in front of a verb. If there is no auxiliary, you put also immediately in front of the verb, unless the verb is `be'.

I also began to be interested in cricket.

They also helped out.

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If the verb is `be', you put also after it.

I was also an American.

Knowledge, which is in many ways our blessing, is also our curse.

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If there is an auxiliary, you put also after the auxiliary.

The leisure centre has also proved uneconomic.

The basic symptoms of the illness were also described on the card.

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If there is more than one auxiliary, you put also after the first one.

We'll also be hearing about the work of Una Woodruff.

If that light blows, then every other light on the circuit will also have gone.

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Also is sometimes put at the beginning of a clause.

I thought it was the perfect answer. Also, Tony and I had never done a historical subject.

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Note that you never put also at the end of a clause.
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'too'
You usually put too at the end of a clause.

Now the problem affects middle-class children, too.

It was a pretty play, and very sad too.

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In conversation, too is used after a word or phrase when you are making a brief comment on something that has just been said.

`His father kicked him out of the house.' —-`Quite right, too.'

`They've finished mending the road.' —-`About time, too!'

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Too is sometimes put after the first word group in a clause.

I wondered whether I too would become one of its victims.

Physically, too, the peoples of the world are incredibly mixed.

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However, the position of too can make a difference to the meaning of a sentence. `I am an American too' can mean either `Like the person just mentioned, I am an American' or `Besides having the other qualities just mentioned, I am an American'. However, `I too am an American' can only mean `Like the person just mentioned, I am an American'.

He was playing well, too.

Now we have the financial backing too.

Nerissa, too, felt miserable.

Macdonald, too, was alarmed by the violence.

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You do not put too immediately after a link verb or an auxiliary. You do not say, for example, `I am too an American'. You also do not put too at the beginning of a sentence.
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For information on other uses of this word, see entry at ↑ too.
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'as well'
As well always goes at the end of a clause.

Filter coffee is definitely better for your health than boiled coffee. And it tastes nicer as well.

They will have a rough year next year as well.

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negatives
You do not usually use also, too, or as well in negative clauses. You do not say, for example, `I'm not hungry and she's not hungry too'. You say `I'm not hungry and she's not hungry either'. You can also say `I'm not hungry and neither is she' or `I'm not hungry and nor is she'.

Teddy Boylan wasn't at the ceremony, either.

I didn't call America either.

It wasn't the only danger, either.

`I don't normally drink at lunch.' —-`Neither do I.'

`No thank you, I don't smoke.' —-`Nor do I.'

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see well I
II
1) in addition; too

the museum provides hours of fun and a few surprises as well | a shop that sold books as well as newspapers

2) as well or just as well with equal reason or an equally good result

I may as well have a look

sensible, appropriate, or desirable

it would be as well to let him go

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as well
1 as well (as) : in addition to someone or something else

You bought a new car? I bought one as well. [=also, too]

He is loyal, and brave as well. = He is brave as well as loyal. [=he is brave and also loyal]

The coach, as well as the team, is ready.

She is good at softball as well as basketball.

2 a
— used in phrases like might as well and may as well to say that something should be done or accepted because it cannot be avoided or because there is no good reason not to do it

You might as well tell them the truth.

We may as well begin now.

They're not going to change their decision, so you might (just) as well get used to it.

(informal) “Should we start now?” “Might as well.”

2 b
— used to say that something else could have been done with the same result

The party was so dull that I might (just) as well have stayed home.

3 : in the same way

You know as well as I do [=you and I both know] that we can't afford that car.

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Main Entry:well

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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