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    • Join Date: Feb 2010
    • Posts: 1

    not only ... but

    Dear Teacher,

    I am a bit confused with the structure 'not only... but also/but ... as well.
    As I understand there cannot be any negative forms before or after the "not only" structure, since it does already serve the negative form. EG: Not only did I forget to turn off the tap in the bathroom, but I left the door open as well. (if that is correct at all). However, if I want to ephasize a failed action, how do I use the the sam structure? EG. the prices didn't go down/ they went up ...??
    Please help!
    Thank you in advance

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    • Join Date: Jan 2010
    • Posts: 96

    Re: not only ... but

    Not only did the prices not go down, they went up.


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