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    The prime minister had to admit

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct. I am not sure if my use of "not only, but" is correct in this sentence.

    The prime minister had to admit that not only he had no support of his party for the economic reforms, but also that he lacked financial means to implement them.

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    Re: The prime minister had to admit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct. I am not sure if my use of "not only, but" is correct in this sentence.

    The prime minister had to admit that not only he had no support did he not have the support of his party/did he have no support from his part for the economic reforms, but also that he lacked the financial means to implement them.
    See above. In case the strikethroughs and additions aren't clear, here are the two constructions:

    - He had to admit that not only did he not have the support of his party ...
    - He had to admit that not only did he have no support from his party ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The prime minister had to admit

    In office, but not in power.

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