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    Included/Including

    The cost is not only for postage, but also packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, export customs fees included.

    Can I say:

    The cost is not only for postage, but also including packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, export customs fees.

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    #2

    Re: Included/Including

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The cost is not only for postage, but also packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, export customs fees included.

    Can I say:

    The cost is not only for postage, but also including packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, export customs fees.
    Hi Volcano,
    No, your version doesn't work.

    But I prefer this: The cost includes not only the postage, but also packaging... fees.

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    Re: Included/Including

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The cost is not only for postage, but also packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, export customs fees included.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Hi Volcano,
    No, your version doesn't work.

    But I prefer this: The cost includes not only the postage, but also packaging... fees.
    Included is adjective in the original sentence?

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    Re: Included/Including

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Included is adjective in the original sentence?
    The original is ungrammatical, so it's impossible to say what part of speech it is. It could mean "export customs fees are included". That's an adjective from the past participle.

    Here is the correct way to use "Not only ... but also ..."
    The cost is not only for postage, but also for packaging materials and handling, fuel tax charges, and export customs fees.
    The pattern after "not only" has to be same after "but also".
    I like not only apples, but also oranges.
    I not only invited her to dinner, but also asked her to the movies.
    I gave a gift not only to my brother, but also to my sister.
    (Sometimes the second preposition is understood, but it must mean the same).

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