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    Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside.(Parallelism)

    Hi everyone,

    I have learned that we should use equal grammatical units on both side of correlative conjunction. However, is the following a good example of parallelism? There is a clause on one side, and the other side is a noun phrase.

    "Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside."

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    Re: Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside.(Parallelis

    No.

    They will paint not only the outside of the house but also the inside.
    Not only will they paint the outside of the house but they will also paint the inside.

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    Re: Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside.(Parallelis

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No.
    Here is the source:
    Cambridge
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...-only-but-also

    I am thinking about changing my grammar source.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 16-May-2017 at 11:36.

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    Re: Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside.(Parallelis

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    No.

    Not only will they paint the outside of the house but they will also paint the inside.
    Do this alternative version make sense?
    Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also they will paint the inside.

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