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jiamajia

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Mandarin
You might have noticed I like playing basketball apart from baseball as well.

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Is 'as well' acceptably redundant there, or it should not be there at all?

Thank you.
 
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    American English
    Probably drop it. And restructure the sentence while you're at it - the "apart from baseball" is a bit awkward in that position.

    Apart from playing baseball, I like playing basketball.
     

    jiamajia

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    Probably drop it. And restructure the sentence while you're at it - the "apart from baseball" is a bit awkward in that position.

    Apart from playing baseball, I like playing basketball.
    Thank you very much.
    It rings a bell. How about 'you might have noticed I like playing baseball as well as basketball' ? Any nuance in meaning?
     

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    Senior Member
    American English
    You need to deliver it with a comma after baseball: You might have noticed I like playing baseball, as well as basketball.

    This differentiates it from the qualitative statement You might have noticed I play baseball as well as I play basketball.
     

    jiamajia

    Senior Member
    Mandarin
    You need to deliver it with a comma after baseball: You might have noticed I like playing baseball, as well as basketball.

    This differentiates it from the qualitative statement You might have noticed I play baseball as well as I play basketball.
    I see. Thank you again.
     

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    Senior Member
    American English
    Thinking about it some more, I suppose I'm being overly cautious. I think the circumstances will have most people thinking you play both sports... and that you're not saying how well you play them.
     
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