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Topic: 9) Elegant as well (1 of 3), Read 93 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 09:26 AM

Rick Jones, of Siloam Springs, Ark., writes: "I'm so tired of the overused phrase 'as well.' We need a much more elegant word to take its place."

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Topic: 9) Elegant as well (2 of 3), Read 88 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Michael Fischer (tsuwm@aol.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 03:27 PM

gosh, this sounds like a job for Roget; but here goes: too, besides, to boot, over, above, over and above, beyond, farther, further, furthermore, moreover, furthermoreover-and-in-the-second-place (:
similarly, likewise, by the same token, and (into the bargain ;) additionally.

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Topic: 9) Elegant as well (3 of 3), Read 59 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Roger Gay (roger.f.gay@telia.se)
Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 06:27 AM

You can reorganize the sentence and use the word "also". If your idea of elegance is to eliminate overuse of some other phrase, that should be sufficient.


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