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    help me plzzzz

    which is better? He is not only a teacher but also a friend of ours. or He is only a teacher but also a good friend of ours.

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    Re: help me plzzzz

    They have different meanings.

    "He is not only...." means he is a friend in addition to being a teacher.

    "He is only a teacher..." means he is merely a teacher (not a professor, author, scientist, etc.).

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    Re: help me plzzzz

    Quote Originally Posted by woaini4380 View Post
    which is better? He is not only a teacher but also a friend of ours. or He is only a teacher but also a good friend of ours.
    I would not use the second. If the second meaning that mkwyner saw is intended, it would be better as:

    He is only a teacher, but he is a good friend of ours.

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