"As Well."

GLL guy1656 at OPUSNET.COM
Thu May 3 07:11:37 UTC 2007

I have heard 'as well' used to mean 'also' (the speaker was from Tempe, AZ,

But when I hear or read '[X] didn't come out as well' I treat that as a
comparison, and assume a treatment or process (such as baking, fermenting,
dyeing, aging, or perhaps tempering) which takes some time before one can
asses how well it worked. So for me, '[X] didn't come out as well' implies
some other post-process item [Y] which came out better than [X].

- G

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