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Not only /but also and Not only/but [#permalink]
07 Oct 2006, 09:01
Can anybody explain the difference between the correlative conjunctions Not only/ but also and not only/ but?
I see that "not only / but" type is commonly used on articles from magazines such as " the economist", BWk, etc. Check this extract from the economist :
On a SC question, how I could pinpoint which "type" should be used?
Another corporate disaster, Long-Term Capital Management, was even more talent-heavy than Enron,boasting not only MBAs but Nobel prizewinners among its staff. But despite all this talent, the companies still succumbed to greed and mismanagement.
In fact, I've never seen a SC Q with "not only ..but" type, however if you go to CR on OGuide11 Q108 page 499, you'll see a sentence using this structure:
" not only will surgery and recovery time be reduced, but custome replacements should last longer..."