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Please tell me - is it correct in English to say:

Intelligence is contagious, as well is stupidity.

It's intended for a simple Instagram post. It just came into my mind. I wanted to describe the influence of good and bad things.

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    Why would you think "contagious" is a good word here? Have you looked it up? – Xanne Apr 30 '17 at 21:56
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    Can you edit your post to make it clearer what you are concerned about? Do you want input on the use of the structure "as well as stupidity" to indicate that stupidity is also contagious without repeating the adjective? – sumelic Apr 30 '17 at 22:26
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    Almost. After the comma you should either write as well as... or as is... – Dog Lover Apr 30 '17 at 23:14
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    Would you consider 'John is tall, as is Jane' incorrect? – Edwin Ashworth Apr 30 '17 at 23:25
  • @Xanne, It's intended for a simple Instagram post. It just came into my mind. I wanted to describe the influence of good and bad things. – Marian07 May 1 '17 at 19:48
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It is not correct.

It would be correct to say "Intelligence is contagious, as is stupidity" --although that's a nonsensical statement.

@EdwinAshworth gave you the correct formulation in his comment "John is tall, as is Jane."

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    Agreed. The original post phrase is not correct. And since you don't know whether intelligence is indeed contagious, you might hedge your bets with the intriguing "If intelligence is contagious then so is stupidity." – Martin Krzywinski May 1 '17 at 20:27
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    'It's raining cats and dogs' is a 'nonsensical statement', but totally acceptable in non-formal registers. – Edwin Ashworth May 2 '17 at 9:08

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