As Elisabetta pointed out, yes, they are pretty interchangeable. I think maybe the Brits tend to use "as well" more often than Americans.Ok... very clear... my doubt was if I could exchange the two ones in every situation... after your answer I suppose YES. I thought "as well" was used for detailed constructions only... might I say "as well" is a little bit more formal... or I'm mistaken?
Maybe the rule is:
As well and too go to the end of a sentence (a clause)
As well is more formal than the others. I don't think it is any more or any less formal than the others
Also comes after the verb. It comes after the subject but before the verb, unless the verb is an auxiliary or modal verb, and then "also" comes after the verb. The verb in the sentence you used as example is "can" - a modal verb.
Is it right?
Hi thereIn particular, I wrote this sentence:
They supported their ideas with an impressive number of statistics that demonstrate how life expectancy has doubled in the developing countries since World War II and how infant mortality rates and the instance of child labour have decreased.
(The teacher wrote that there is a problem of register with "as well".)
mmmm as a matter of fact I looked at this myself and I decided that both were ok (wrongly or rightly): the instance of child labour and instances of child labour. (I bet the second will get more "hits" but the first is not a hanging offence) I have a wicked sense of humour sometimes.Shouldn't it be instances? And can the be omitted? (instances of child labour)