as well as


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Are there any differences between the following two sentences?
1) Women must be beautiful as well as intelligent.
2) Women must be intelligent as well as beautiful.
  • pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    Not much, really, but I would use #1 if the person I was talking to thought that women should be intelligent, but not beautiful. In other words, I'm emphasizing the first one in each case, and assuming that the second is a given.
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