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    #1

    NOT ONLY BUT ALSO?

    hi everybody..
    I'm confused of this question could you please help me up:
    A- China and Russia are also calling for a new foreign-exchange reserves system.
    B-Not only China but also Russia are calling for a new foreign-exchange reserves system.
    WHY B IS GRAMMATICALLY UNACCEPTABLE?

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    #2

    Re: NOT ONLY BUT ALSO?

    My grammar book says:

    "Singular subjects connected by either/or, neither/nor, and not only/but also require a singular verb. That's because the connecting words show that you are choosing only one item."

    Russia and China are both singular subjects



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    #3

    Re: NOT ONLY BUT ALSO?

    SO IT IS : NOT ONLY CHINA BUT ALSO RUSSIA IS CALLING FOR A NEW FOREIGN-EXCHANGE RESERVES SYSTEM?
    THANK YOU SO MUCH

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