as well as

[noun/adjective/adverb + as well as + noun/adjective/adverb clause + as well as -ing.. .
As well as -ing… + clause]

  • /As well as has a similar meaning to ‘not only … but also’.
      He’s got a car as well as a motorbike.
      She ‘s clever as well as beautiful.
  • When we put a verb after as well as, we use the -ing form.
      Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.
      As well as breaking his leg, he hurt his arm.

    Note the difference between:

      She sings as well as playing the piano. ( = She not only plays, but also sings.)
      She sings as well as she plays the piano. ( = Her singing is as good as her playing.)