Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you know how to use “as well” to sound smart and articulate in English?

If you do not then you’ll find out how to do it today.

Here is a question that we got from our listener:

Hi girls.

I´m really grateful for your podcasts, I´m dominican and I live in my country, and my jobs do not require me to speak english at all, so listening to you two every day it´s like a refreshment for my ears… Thank you a lot. Just by listening to you every day I feel like I had enhanced my understanding and speaking  pretty much.

I´m writing, beside flattering you, to ask you give me an explanation of an expression used by native, AS WELL, at the end of some sentences. When I try to understand the sentence I realize or figure out the AS WELL is not needed because I can understand what the other person is trying to tell me deleting the referred expression. When is the expression AS WELL used or needed?

Thank you very much at advance.




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What does “as well” mean?

It means:

  • in addition
  • too
  • also

Is it redundant sometimes?

Maybe but not usually.

We tend to use it when I need it.

It sounds smart and articulate.

It’s good to mix it up if you are always saying “also” or “too.”


Other ways to use it:

  • “Let’s order a main course as well as an appetizer”
  • “Maybe it’s just as well that he doesn’t come to the party”
  • “I know you’re busy these days but I hope you can find the time to exercise as well.”


Do you have other questions about how to use “as well”?

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