A and B have similarities as well as differences

Parergon

Senior Member
Italiano, Italia
A and B have similarities as well as differences.

Is there a different way, including a fixed form, to express the above concept?
If there no possibilities to rephrase in a more appealing way, is "as well as" better than "and" in the given context?
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    A and B have similarities as well as differences.

    Is there a different way, including a fixed form, to express the above concept?
    If there no possibilities to rephrase in a more appealing way, is "as well as" better than "and" in the given context?
    I can't think of a standard phrase that would replace your wording, Parergon. In using your sentence, I would definitely stick with "as well as". "And" wouldn't be incorrect but "as well as" is such a stock phrase in a sentence such as this that anything else sounds incorrect.
     

    AWordLover

    Senior Member
    USA English
    A and B have both similarities and differences.

    I don't suggest that this is better than your sentence, but I think the meaning is the same and it should not sound jarring to Dimcl.
     
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