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    #1

    Smile not only but also

    Margaret writes novels. She also translates novels.
    Please rewrite this sentence Margaret not only ....

    It was a very boring movie. It was also very long.
    It was not only ....
    Can we use both ... and in place of not only ... but also? I mean do the sentences have the same meaning?
    Thanks


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    #2

    Re: not only but also

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Margaret writes novels. She also translates novels.
    Please rewrite this sentence Margaret not only ....

    It was a very boring movie. It was also very long.
    It was not only ....
    Can we use both ... and in place of not only ... but also? I mean do the sentences have the same meaning?
    Thanks
    Yes - they will all have the same meaning:

    Margaret writes novels. She also translates novels.
    Margaret not only writes novels but also translates them
    Margaret both writes and translates novels

    It was a very boring movie. It was also very long.
    It was not only a very boring movie but also very long.
    It was both a very long and very boring movie.


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    #3

    Smile Re: not only but also

    Dear Angelika
    Will you please look at my answers and see whether they are correct or not? There is a slight difference between mine and yours.
    Margaret not only writes but also translates novels.It was not only a very boring but also a very long movie.


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    #4

    Re: not only but also

    They could well be added to the others. They are just as good, and they all mean the same.

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