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# Idiom: as well as

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24 Jul 2007, 13:38
Joe, as well as Danny, is an American.
I like the red belt as well as the blue belt.
I can reason as well as a lawyer.
I can reason as well as a lawyer does.

which of these are wrong?

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24 Jul 2007, 15:10
bmwhype2 wrote:
I can reason as well as a lawyer.

Wrong because reasoning is compared to a lawyer.

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25 Jul 2007, 08:15
gluon wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
I can reason as well as a lawyer.

Wrong because reasoning is compared to a lawyer.

correct.

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25 Jul 2007, 08:16
This is the sentence that i am most conerned about.

I like the red belt as well as the blue belt.

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25 Jul 2007, 08:45
The last one

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25 Jul 2007, 09:49
bmwhype2 wrote:
This is the sentence that i am most conerned about.

I like the red belt as well as the blue belt.

Hmmm, I dont understand. What is the problem? I thought it was correct at the first glance.

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25 Jul 2007, 09:56
IMO,

I like the red as well as the blue belt solves the problem of ellipsis!! instead of i like the red belt as well as the blue belt

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25 Jul 2007, 10:02
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
IMO,

I like the red as well as the blue belt solves the problem of ellipsis!! instead of i like the red belt as well as the blue belt

Ashwin - ellipsis is never a problem - but a matter of style. The variant you are suggesting is another way of stating what has originally being said.

BTW I don't see any problem in the original sentence.

I like the red belt as well as [I like] the blue belt. The second "I like" is understood...

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26 Jul 2007, 08:42
dwivedys wrote:
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
IMO,

I like the red as well as the blue belt solves the problem of ellipsis!! instead of i like the red belt as well as the blue belt

Ashwin - ellipsis is never a problem - but a matter of style. The variant you are suggesting is another way of stating what has originally being said.

BTW I don't see any problem in the original sentence.

I like the red belt as well as [I like] the blue belt. The second "I like" is understood...

Look at this question:

If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease, and perhaps even threatening global ecological systems.

(A) and perhaps even threatening
(B) and may even threaten (OA)
(C) and even a possible threat to
(D) as well as possibly threatening
(E) as well as a possible threat to

Ignoring the other grammar mistakes in D&E, we cannot use as well as as a conjunction.

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31 Jul 2007, 01:12
bmwhype2 wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
IMO,

I like the red as well as the blue belt solves the problem of ellipsis!! instead of i like the red belt as well as the blue belt

Ashwin - ellipsis is never a problem - but a matter of style. The variant you are suggesting is another way of stating what has originally being said.

BTW I don't see any problem in the original sentence.

I like the red belt as well as [I like] the blue belt. The second "I like" is understood...

Look at this question:

If industrial pollution continues to deplete the ozone layer, the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation will endanger human health, causing a rise in the incidence of skin cancer and eye disease, and perhaps even threatening global ecological systems.

(A) and perhaps even threatening
(B) and may even threaten (OA)
(C) and even a possible threat to
(D) as well as possibly threatening
(E) as well as a possible threat to

Ignoring the other grammar mistakes in D&E, we cannot use as well as as a conjunction.

Ok. my mistake. we can.

Analysts blamed May's sluggish retail sales on unexciting merchandise and the weather.
Analysts blamed May's sluggish retail sales on unexciting merchandise as well as the weather.

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07 Aug 2007, 09:52
Is this sentence correct?

Danny loves the colors green, blue as well as pink.

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30 Aug 2007, 08:03
bmwhype2 wrote:
Joe, as well as Danny, is an American.
correct

I like the red belt as well as the blue belt.
correct

I can reason as well as a lawyer.
wrong comparison

I can reason as well as a lawyer does.
correct

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30 Aug 2007, 08:15
1 Danny loves cake, candy as well as ice cream.
2 Danny loves cake and candy, as well as ice cream.

both correct?

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30 Aug 2007, 08:15
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