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    #1

    not only but also

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if the following sentence is correct or not:

    I find the new manager is not only not easy to get along with but also not delightful to talk to.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain if the following sentence is correct or not:

    I find the new manager is not only not easy to get along with but also not delightful to talk to.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Hello Jiang

    The sentence is correct. The only fault is that it is a bit hard to read, with all the "not" repeats.

    I'd suggest this: I find the new manager is not only difficult to get along with, but also unpleasant to talk with.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: not only but also

    Dear RedMtl,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RedMtl View Post
    Hello Jiang

    The sentence is correct. The only fault is that it is a bit hard to read, with all the "not" repeats.

    I'd suggest this: I find the new manager is not only difficult to get along with, but also unpleasant to talk with.

    Hope this helps!

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