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  1. Gorkem Atay's Avatar
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    #1

    it is not because....only because...

    A: So, you are going to help me to escape from this prison, right?
    B: Yes but, it is not because you are my friend, only because I want to escape from here too.


    Is the part of the conversation which is thick true? Is it sensible?
    Last edited by Gorkem Atay; 28-Jul-2014 at 03:12.
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    #2

    Re: it is not because....only because...

    1. This text is "bold," (not "thick")
    2. "True" has to do with facts. "Grammatical" is what you want. A true statement can be ungrammatical. A grammatical statement can be untrue.
    3. No.

    Yes, not only because you are my friend, but also because I want to escape too.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jul-2014 at 11:02. Reason: typos
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    #3

    Re: it is not because....only because...

    Firstly, thanks for your advice,

    Secondly, I don't want to mean that. ( not only...but also...)

    I mean, I help you to escape here, but this is only because I want to escape from here too. (think that B is able to help to A opening a hole for run away together and A emphsize to B that there is no relationship between helping you to escape here and the friendship among us.


    May be it should have been like;

    B: Yes but, this is not because you are my friend, but only because I want to escape from here too.
    Last edited by Gorkem Atay; 28-Jul-2014 at 05:31.
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    #4

    Re: it is not because....only because...

    I think the OP means 'not because ... but because ...' instead of 'not only ... but also ...'.

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