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    7. Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet. He was also a great painter. Combine using not only…but also…
    a) Rabindranath Tagore not only was a great poet but also a great painter.
    b) Rabindranath Tagore was not only a great poet but also a great painter.
    c) Rabindranath Tagore was not only but also a great poet and orator.
    d) Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet and orator.

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    7. Rabindranath Tagore was not only a great poet but also a great painter.

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    Does solution a work better than b, please?

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    Default Re: "Rabindranath Tagore was not only ... / Rabindranath Tagore not only was ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Does solution a work better than b, please?
    No. I think b is better.

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    Default Re: "Rabindranath Tagore was not only ... / Rabindranath Tagore not only was ..."

    I agree- a) sounds odd to me.

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