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  1. rainous's Avatar
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    not only but also

    1. They are not only lying to others - they are also lying to themselves.

    2. They are lying not only to others, but also to themselves.

    Is it OK to rephrase the first one to the second one?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: not only but also

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    1. They are not only lying to others - they are also lying to themselves.

    2. They are lying not only to others, but also to themselves.

    Is it OK to rephrase the first one to the second one?

    Thanks.
    Yes, it's fine. You don't have to use the word "also". It would be implicit if you simply said: "They are lying not only to others, but to themselves."

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    Re: not only but also

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes, it's fine. You don't have to use the word "also". It would be implicit if you simply said: "They are lying not only to others, but to themselves."
    That's what I implicitly wanted to ask .

    Thank you.

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