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3 June 2012 — Not only, but also

How would you improve this sentence?

 

Not only did we get up early, but also we take a walk.
Not only did we get up early, but also we take a walk.

 

 

 

 

Click each option to read about the word choice.

  

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Not only did we get up early, but also did we take a walk.

 

 

 

 

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Not only did we get up early, and also we took a walk.

 

 

 

 

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Not only did we get up early, but also we took a walk.

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinating conjunction – a connector, such as and, but, or, yet, or so, joins one independent clause to another.

Correlative conjunction – an expression that includes a conjunction, which joins like (same word form) elements in a sentence, and a focusing adverb, which adds emphasis to one of the paired elements, such as either… or, not only… bu t (also).

Focusing adverb such as also, just, even, only mainly, mostly, particularly, especially, either…or, neither…nor, etc. emphasize a part of a clause. Focusing adverbs can modify noun phrases, prepositional phrases, verb phrases, adjective phrases and adverbial phrases. A focusing adverb is optional, that is, the sentence can be restated without the adverb, but there will be a loss of emphasis.

 

 

 Solution - lightbulb Not only–aux. verb, Adverbs for Focus 


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