Running your own business not only carry an inherent element of risks

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Hi,

Which one(s) is correct?

Running your own business not only carry an inherent element of risks but also requires a great deal of money.

Running your own business not only carry an inherent element of risks, but also it requires a great deal of money.

Running your own business carry not only an inherent element of risks but also a great deal of money.

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None. You need to change carry to carries.
 

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Risk​ should be singular in every case.
 

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Thanks for your good tips.
Now, are these correct, parallel and grammatical?


Running your own business
not only carries an inherent element of risk but also requires a great deal of money.

Running your own business not only carries an inherent element of risk, but also it requires a great deal of money.

Running your own business carries not only an inherent element of risk but also a great deal of money.
 

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Thanks for your good tips.
Now, are these correct, parallel and grammatical?


Running your own business
not only carries an inherent element of risk but also requires a great deal of money.:tick:

Running your own business not only carries an inherent element of risk, but also it requires a great deal of money.:cross:

Running your own business carries not only an inherent element of risk but also a great deal of money.:cross:
Running a business doesn't carry any money at all.
See above.
 

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GoesStation,

Does the following make sense, too?
Not only does running your own business carry an inherent element of risk, but also it/but is also requires a great amount of money.
 
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The second variation, with is corrected to it, works fine. The first doesn't work because we don't put also before the verb in this usage.
 

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we don't put also before the verb in this usage.

In these two examples, we put "also" before the verb, though.

Not only
does running your own business carry an inherent element of risk, but also it requires a great amount of money.
Not only does running your own business carry an inherent element of risk, but it also requires a great amount of money.
 

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I'm sorry, I made a mistake. We put also after the subject of the second clause, it.
 
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