May 122012
 

1. not only … but also:

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

S + not only + V + but also + V

“not only … but also” is used to connect and emphasizee 2 words or 2 phrases at the same position.

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.

 

2. both … and:

not only … but also = both … and

Ex: She is both beautiful and intelligent.

–     She speaks English both fluently and naturally.

–     I like both apple and banana.

 

Exercise: Circle the correct answer

1. Dave is not only intelligent                               hard at studying.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

2. Dave is both intelligent                                                 hard at studying.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

3. Dave is                               intelligent but also hard at studying.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

4. Dave is                               intelligent and hard at studying.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

5. Dave can speak not only English,                               French.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

6. Dave can speak both English                           French.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

7. Dave can speak                          English, but also French.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

8. Dave can speak                          English and French.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

9. Dave is good at both English                            Maths.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

10. Dave is good at                                      English and Maths.

a. not only                b. but also

c. both                       d. and

Solution:

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

5. b                 6. d                 7. a                 8. c

9. d                 10. c

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