as well as 用于本义，可视为as…as结构与well的自然搭配，其意为“与……一样好”，在否定句中可用not so well as代替 not as well as。如：
He speaks English as well as her.
She plays every bit as well as the men.
He doesn’t play half as well as his sister.
He sings as well as, if not better than, Mary.
He grows flowers as well as vegetables. 他既种菜也种花。
She shares (in) my troubles as well as my joys. 她与我同甘共苦。
They have a flat in town as well as a place in the country.
注：有时还可译为“除……之外，还”，与besides, in addition to的用法相似。如：
As well as learning to swim he has been taking Spanish lessons this summer.