Not only ... but also ...

Posted by Manjusha Filed in Practical English Usage

Not only and but also normally go immediately before the words or expressions that they modify.

Mid position with verb is also possible.

For emphasis not only can be moved to the beginning of a clause. Note that we use the inverted word order 'not only + auxiliary verb + subject'. But can be left out in some cases.

See also

As well as
Using as well as
Using not only...but also
Joining two sentences using not only but also
Near
Nearest and next
Negative forms
Neither
Neither, nor and not either
No, none and not a/any
No matter
North, northern, south, southern
not only ... but also...
Using not only...but also

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