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S + V + not only + Adj/Adv/N + but also + Adj/Adv/N S + not only + V + but also + V

“not only … but also” se utiliza para conectar y enfatizar 2 palabras o 2 frases en la misma posición.

Example:

✅ Adj:

She is not only beautiful but also intelligent.

Adv:

She speaks English not only fluently but also naturally.

N:

I like not only apple but also banana.

V:

I not only sing well but also dance perfectly

S + V + not only + Adj + but also + Adj

✅ Adj:

She is not only beautiful but also intelligent.

She is not only rich but also famous.

S + V + not only + Adv + but also + Adv

✅ Adv:

She speaks English not only fluently but also naturally.

Bob works not only quickly but also efficiently.

S + V + not only + Noun + but also + Noun

✅ N:

I like not only apple but also banana.

He speaks not only English but also Spanish.

He visited not only France but also Switzerland.

S + not only + V + but also + V

✅ V:

I not only sing well but also dance perfectly.

He not only speaks English but also Spanish.

He not only insulted her in front of her friends but also threatened to beat her up.

INVERSION

Para agregar énfasis, podemos usar not only al comienzo de una cláusula. Cuando hacemos esto, invertimos el sujeto y el verbo.

Not only + V/ADJ/NOUN/ADV                                   + but ( he/she)also + V/ADJ/NOUN/ADV

Verb be/ aux (do/will/should/would /can/ could)

NOUN: Not only does he speak English but (he) also (speaks) Spanish.

NOUN PHRASE: Not only was it raining all day at the wedding but also the band was late.

Not only will they paint the outside of the house but also the inside.

Not only is he handsome but (he is) also intelligent.

Cuando no hay un verbo auxiliar o verbo principal be, usamos do, does, did:

Not only did she forget my birthday, but she also didn’t even apologise for forgetting it.

NOTE: Un doble negativo se considera un error, una forma negativa después de not only, suena muy poco natural.

Not only did she not have any experience but she also did not have relevant education.

It’s better to rephrase: Not only was she lacking in experience but also in relevant education.

Dunya Martínez

Gerente de TAU y profesora de inglés en la UOC.

Dunya Martínez

Coordinadora, consultora y profesora de inglés en el Centre d’Idiomes Moderns de la UOC. Directora y profesora de idiomas en TAU.

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