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He was punched as well as kicked her.

He was punched and kicked her.

Are both sentences correct?
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He punched as well as kicked her.
He punched and kicked her.

both seem fine to me.

At the NYT:
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Out of the Shadows of 'Funkytown' Into Rap City

... to write songs as well as run a Web site design company ...

June 29, 2005 - By ANGELA FRUCCI (NYT) - Arts
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Was is incorrect in the context.
The word 'was' shouldn't be in the sentence - a careless mistake.
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Thanks, Marius.
Another example with verbs:
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Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.


Irwin Allen directed this one as well as produced it, and they certainly threw a big cast at the thing. Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, ...
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Marius

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Hi guys,

Please allow me to disagree.

Michael Swan addresses this in his Practical English Usage. Let me try to summarize what he says.

1. as well as is similar to not only. eg He's got a car as well as a bicycle.

2. When as well as is used with a verb, the -ing form is normally necessary.

eg He hurt his arm as well as breaking his leg not He hurt his arm as well as (he) broke his leg.

Swan notes the difference between these:

She sings as well as playing the piano (ie She not only plays, but also sings.)

She sings as well as she plays the piano. (ie Her singing is as good as her piano playing.)

Now, let's look at the original query (with the 'was' error omitted).

He punched as well as kicked her. This really means He punched (her) as well as (he) kicked her. ie His punching and kicking abilities were equally good (or bad, since physical assault is a crime).

The intended meaning is He punched her, as well as kicking her.


He punched and kicked her.
OK. He did both to her. (I hope she calls the police.)

Best wishes, Clive
Yoong LiatHe was punched as well as kicked her. He was punched and kicked her. Are both sentences correct?
It seems 2 different actions...
He was punched, then he kicked her.
AnonymousIt seems 2 different actions...He was punched, then he kicked her.
Read the thread more carefully. The inclusion of "was" was a mistake. The thread is about: He punched as well as kicked her.

CJ
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