Not only but also is used to connect and emphasize two phrases or two words in the same position. In this article, we will learn how to use Not Only … But Also in English and show some example sentences.
Using Not Only But Also
Students often find it difficult to use the correlative conjunction not only … but also correctly.
When you use not only but also in a sentence, you have to ensure that not only and but also go immediately before the words or expressions that they modify.
- Subject + Verb + not only + Adjective + but also + Adjective
- Subject + Verb + not only + Adverb + but also + Adverb
- Subject + Verb + not only + Noun + but also + Noun
- Subject + not only + Verb + but also + Verb
Not Only But Also Examples
Below are some not only but also example sentences:
- She is not only a novelist but also a poet.
- He not only studies hard but also works well.
- The robbers not only took his money but also laid into him.
- She is not only rich but also generous.
- Not only you but also I am planning to go.
- She not only wrote the text but also selected the illustrations.
- He is not only handsome but also intelligent.
- He is not only arrogant but also selfish.
- The system was not only complicated but also ineffective.
- They need not only food but also shelter.
- She not only plays well but also writes music.
- Children’s television not only entertains but also teaches.
- Mark works not only careless but also hasty.
- He speaks Spanish not only naturally but also fluently.
- He not only read the book but also remembered what he read.
- Shakespeare was not only a writer but also an actor.
- She was not only extremely intelligent but also very practical.
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How to Use Not Only But Also in English