Not only but also

Not only but also: Structures and How to Use

“Not only but also” meaning:

used to say that two related things are true or happened, especially when this is surprising or shocking

Not only but also Structures and Examples:

1. Subject + Verb + not only + Adjective + but also + Adjective

          He is not only rich but also generous.

          She is not only intelligent but also beautiful.

         ♦ My younger brother works not only careless but also hasty.

2. Subject + Verb + not only + Adverb + but also + Adverb

          She not only studies hard but also cooks well.

         ♦ She speaks English not only fluently but also naturally.

         ♦ He works not only quickly but also efficiently.

3. Subject + Verb + not only + Noun + but also + Noun

          He is not only an actor but also a singer.

         ♦ We need not only food but also shelter.

         ♦ I like not only hamburgers but also sandwiches.

         ♦ We visited not only France but also Germany.

4. Subject + not only + Verb + but also + Verb

         ♦ She not only studies hard but also cooks well.

         ♦ He not only speaks English but also speaks Chinese.

         ♦ She can not only sing but also dance.

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