I want to know which is the correct use of as well as structure:

The devices have more security than before as well as mitigate their risks
The devices have more security than before as well as mitigating their risks

I think the former is correct, because: The devices mitigate their risks, but my teacher told me the latter is correct.

  • Neither is very good, stylistically, if only because the complement of as well as is a result of the first predicate, making as well as the wrong choice. It's like saying "The farmer planted more acreage as well as producing a larger crop." – Tᴚoɯɐuo Dec 9 '17 at 21:29

According to this source:

When we put a verb after as well as, we use the -ing form of the verb.

Running is healthy as well as making you feel good.

He broke the window, as well as destroying the wall.

She draws as well as designing clothes.

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