Bopping it twice with ALSO and AS WELL.

Birmingham's Bargain Mom offers good ideas for saving money at all times of the year, but in her column for today'sThe Birmingham News, she is not as frugal with words as she is with cash. While suggesting that readers visit the Family Circle Facebook page for some cookie recipes, she created this sentence:

You can also download a free slow cooker e-cookbook from their page as well.

The word ALSO means the same thing as the phrase AS WELL, so it is not necessary to use both in the same sentence.  Careful proofreading will usually catch this Glitch. It doesn't matter grammatically which choice you get rid of, but my style preference would be for dropping ALSO and keeping AS WELL.  Someone more casual might do the opposite.  I'd like the sentence this way:

You can download a free slow cooker e-cookbook from their page as well.


If you'd like to keep up with the money-saving tips of Birmingham Bargain Mom, you can find her on page 2A of The Birmingham News, or you can visit her website at

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5 Responses to “Bopping it twice with ALSO and AS WELL.”

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  3. Vit says:

    Get rid of spam comments, please.

    And thank you for the post – I've getting a bit annoyed with people using these ALSO/AS WELL in the same sentense. 

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