While studying I came across this group of adverbs and all seems to mean the same, is there some rule or common usage to know when to use at least some of them?

  • moreover
  • likewise
  • in addition
  • furthermore
  • as well
  • also
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    "Also" is simplest, and always appropriate. "Likewise" will usually refer to a comparison of two things, not a whole group. "Furthermore" is a little more formal, which is good for articles or academic papers. "As well" should usually not appear at the beginning of the sentence.
    – lea
    Dec 18, 2014 at 7:49
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    @lea - That's pretty good general advice; perhaps you could convert that into an answer.
    – J.R.
    Dec 18, 2014 at 9:19

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If you dig in further, you'll be confused. Just learn that more or less, they all are the same...

likewise = in addition = also = moreover

Refer Collins Ditionary for the reference

Furthermore ;)

furthermore = in addition = moreover

as well is equal to in addition.

However, though all mean same, which to use when comes through reading, and I'm pretty sure that the more you study, the more you learn about it.

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