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Comma test

In the comma test, the following sentence was provided: "The office can handle, well, four hundred applications per day."

Interjection was marked as the correct answer. But couldn't the commas flanking "well" also represent a parenthesis?

"A clause, phrase or word which is inserted (usually for explanation or amplification) into a passage which is already grammatically complete, and usually marked off with brackets, commas or dashes."

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It isn't used as " a word or phrase inserted as an explanation or afterthought".
What do you think 'well' means in that sentence?

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Are these definitions and synonyms of the word well not explanations? Using the first definition of well below, couldn't the test sentence just as easily say: "The office can handle, in a good or satisfactory way, four hundred applications per day"?

Adverb a good or satisfactory way.
"the whole team played well"
synonyms: satisfactorily, nicely, correctly, properly, fittingly, suitably, appropriately a thorough manner.
"add the mustard and lemon juice and mix well"
synonyms: carefully, closely, attentively, rigorously, in depth, exhaustively, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, conscientiously, methodically, completely, comprehensively, fully, extensively, thoroughly, effectively

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1. but if an adverb, why is is separated from the verb it modifies???

2. then it would be written: "The office can well handle four hundred applications per day"?
To me, it's similar to:
"I got angry and, well, I hit him." where 'well' has the sense of '...and, OK I admit it, I hit him.

I can't get passed that I see it as an interjection. Its meaning in the given sentence might be:
"The office can handle, I think / in my opinion/ I'd say, four hundred applications per day"?