I just had a discussion whether it is correct to say:

This issue should be fixed now as well.

I had the impression that as well always goes at the end of the sentence but the person I was talking to argued that statements regarding the time must be the very last item in the sentence.

Is this sentence correct? If not, why?

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    Your interlocutor is quite wrong: temporal expressions are not confined to the ends of sentences. Now this issue should be fixed as well, This issue should now be fixed as well, This issue now should be fixed as well, This issue should be fixed as well now. It depends on where you want to put what sort of emphasis. – StoneyB on hiatus Jun 15 '16 at 12:30
  • Note that a different use of "as well" does not go at the end. E.g. (as well as): "I like him as well as his friends." – MorganFR Jun 15 '16 at 12:38
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    I would add that you can't locate adverbs (i.e. now) in a way that interrupts one of the elements of the sentence. This is grammatical: This issue now should be fixed as well. but this is not: *This now issue should be fixed as well. – M.A.R. Jun 15 '16 at 19:55
  • Your sentence is fine the way it is. The words "as well" act as part of the complete conjunction ( a conjunction simply connects words, phrases, or clauses) as well as [it means in addition or also]. The conjunction is connecting the word "now" being used as a noun [:the present time or moment --merriam-webster.com/dictionary/now]. The position has changed by not the meaning. "This issue should be fixed as well now." – Arch Denton Sep 13 '16 at 21:23
  • There is no hard and fast rule that, time reference should at the end. It depends on the context. For ex, I can tell to someone, "don't disturb me, I am going to sleep 'now' ". – Vanpram P Oct 14 '16 at 7:58

The expression

as well

can appear anywhere in a sentence and is not limited to the end of a sentence

As well as taste good, it's good for you!
It tastes good as well as being good for you!
It's good for you and tastes good as well!

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  • I believe the main question is about the location of "now", not "as well". – M.A.R. Jun 15 '16 at 19:46
  • @M.A.R. I disagree. The question seems specifically directed towards placement of "as well". – Neil Dec 20 '17 at 13:13
  • Not really, Peter. "As well as taste good…" should be "… tasting…" and either way, that's a very different idea from the OP seemed to be asking. – Robbie Goodwin Apr 2 '18 at 19:41

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