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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    Not only is he not beautiful, but also he is so ugly.

    I want to use negative "not only ... but also". However, I m not sure if the following statement is correct? I am trying to learn negative inversion using not only... but also.

    Not only is he not beautiful, but also he is so ugly.

    Not only did they not help us, but also they caused more trouble.

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    andrewg927 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Not only is he not beautiful, but also he is so ugly.

    Not only is he not beautiful, but he is also ugly.
    Not only did they not help us, but they also caused trouble.
    Last edited by andrewg927; 20-Jul-2017 at 19:55.

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    ambitious-girl is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Not only is he not beautiful, but also he is so ugly.

    Not only is he not beautiful, but he is also ugly.
    Can we rewrite as the following:
    Not only is he not beautiful, but he also is ugly.

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    Re: Not only is he not beautiful, but also he is so ugly.

    Yes.

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