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    not only but also ORDER

    I think loud music is rude. It think loud people are rude.
    I have to make the 'NOT ONLY structure' here and I have some options. I wanted to know which ones are grammatically acceptable and popularly used.
    1. Not only did I think loud music is rude but also loud people.
    2. Not only did I think loud music but also loud people are rude.
    3. I think not only loud music but also people are rude.
    4. I think not only loud music but also loud people are rude.

    I know the first and the last are good but I don't know why the others are not.

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    Re: not only but also ORDER

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I think loud music is rude. It think loud people are rude.
    I have to make the 'NOT ONLY structure' here and I have some options. I wanted to know which ones are grammatically acceptable and popularly used.
    1. Not only did I think loud music is rude but also loud people.
    2. Not only did I think loud music but also loud people are rude.
    3. I think not only loud music but also people are rude.
    4. I think not only loud music but also loud people are rude.

    I know the first and the last are good but I don't know why the others are not.
    Why have you changed the tense in the first two? To be honest I don't find any of them very natural.

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    Re: not only but also ORDER

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why have you changed the tense in the first two? To be honest I don't find any of them very natural.
    Yes, I must have written 'Not only do I think...'

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