Wanted to ask below question
Joe, as well as his friends is going to the beach-->
here "is going to the beach seems correct since we are talking about Joe and "as well as his friends" is separated by comma
If this comma would not be there
would it be still
Joe as well his friends is going to the beach
Joe as well his frnds are going to the beach
Please help me understand
as well as -- Is an additive. Additives such as in addition to, as well as, together with etc are used with commas (as they are not the subject of the sentence) and do not change the number(singluar/plural) of the Subject.
If you have to use it without comma, you would use the simple "and"
Joe and his friends are going to the beach.