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adverb (IN ADDITION)    /wel/ (better, best)
as well (as) A1 in addition (to): Invite Emlyn - and Simon as well. I want to visit Andrew as well as Martin.Also, extra, and in addition Grammar:Also, as well or too?Also, as well and too are adverbs and mean ‘in addition’.See moreGrammar:AlsoAlso is commonly used in writing, but is less common in speaking. Also occupies different positions in a sentence.See moreGrammar:As wellSee moreGrammar:TooWe usually put too in end position:See moreGrammar:Linking negativesWe use either not also, as well or too to connect two negative ideas:See moreGrammar:Also, as well and too: typical errorSee moreGrammar:As well (as)See moreGrammar:As well (as) meaning ‘in addition’As well is an adverb which means ‘also’, ‘too’ or ‘in addition’. We usually use as well at the end of a clause:See moreGrammar:Might as well and may as wellWe use might as well and may as well informally to mean that something is worth doing only because other things are not happening. Might as well is more common:See moreGrammar:As wellWe use as well and the phrase just as well when we say that something is probably a good thing:See moreGrammar:Adding with as well as and in addition toAs well as is more common than in addition to. In addition to is more formal and used more in writing than in speaking:See moreGrammar:WellWell is a discourse marker, adverb or adjective.See moreGrammar:Well as a discourse markerSee moreGrammar:Well as an adverbWe use well as an adverb when something is done to a good standard or in a good way:See moreGrammar:Well as an adjectiveWe use well as an adjective, normally after a linking verb such as be, look or get, to mean ‘in good health’:See more
(Definition of well adverb (IN ADDITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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