Not only-but also : Learn correct usage with rules, examples and exercises

Q.  Sanjay is (1)/ not only smart (2)  / though (3)  / hard-working. (4)  / No Error (5)
- Published on 06 Jan 17

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

The conjunction 'Not only...but also' is used to show either of two qualities of one subject or a common quality of two subjects.

Formula 1: (One person - two qualities/ two actions)
Subject +HV +Not only +Q1/A1 +But also +Q2/A2
Nehaisnot onlycutebut alsobeautiful.
Replace 'though' with 'but also'.

'Not only..but also' is used in pair.

In this case, 'not only ...but also' is used to show, two qualities of the same subject, i.e. Sanjay.

The correct sentence should be: Sanjay is not only smart but also hard-working.

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