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    #1

    Which is correct?

    Hi, there
    Could you tell me if the following sentences are both acceptable?
    (a) Not only Tina but also Jerry has to clean the house.
    (b) Not only Tina but Jerry has to clean the house.
    (Is it common for people to omit the word also when they use the sentence pattern to connect two subjects?) Thank you for your help.


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    Re: Which is correct?

    Could you tell me if the following sentences are both acceptable?
    (a) Not only Tina but also Jerry has to clean the house.
    (b) Not only Tina but Jerry has to clean the house.
    (Is it common for people to omit the word also when they use the sentence pattern to connect two subjects?) Thank you for your help.
    We nearly always include the word also. I hear it omitted so infrequently that I personally would consider it nonstandard, but that's my opinion. Other opinions may vary.

    Greg

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