Do you write "as well as" or "as well as,

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Which sentence is correct?

 

He has been successful in acquiring external funding, as PI on two Hubble Space Telescope observing grants and co-PI on three others, as well as, a number of other smaller grants.

 

He has been successful in acquiring external funding, as PI on two Hubble Space Telescope observing grants and co-PI on three others, as well as a number of other smaller grants.

asked Jan 08 at 18:37 GL Woods New member

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You do not need a comma after as well as

 

I see another problem with your sentence, though.   I think you actually have a list of three examples of how/when he acquired funding, right? 

1) as PI on two grants

2) as co-PI on three grants

3) on a number of smaller grants

 

When you surround the middle part with commas, that section becomes parenthetical.  You should be able to delete that and the sentence still works.  "As well as" should refer to something in addition to acquiring external funding, but it doesn't.

 

Change the context to take an outside look at the sentence.  You have basically said something like this:

 

He has eaten fruit (two bananas and three apples) as well as other fruit.

 

Instead, what you want to say is:

He has eaten fruit: two bananas, three apples, and other fruit. 

Or...

He has eaten fruit, two bananas and three apples, as well as some vegetables. 

link comment edited Jan 08 at 21:46 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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