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    You have not only a profound understanding of the project but also...

    You have not only a profound understanding of the project but also the know-how of ...

    You not only have a profound understanding of the project but also the know-how of...

    Please tell me whether both of the above correct? (Is using "both of the above" correct?)
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: You have not only a profound understanding of the project but also...

    Yes and yes.

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    Re: You have not only a profound understanding of the project but also...

    A purist would prefer the first. The 'have' covers both the 'not only' and the 'but also'.

    Compare:

    I not only have a problem with alcohol, but I also smoke too much. (There are two different verbs)
    I have not only a cat but also a boa constrictor. ('I have' covers both halves.)

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    #4

    Re: You have not only a profound understanding of the project but also...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post

    Please tell me whether both of the above are correct?
    You omitted a word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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