How to Use Not Only, But Also


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Which one of the following is the best definition of a correlative conjunction?

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1. Which one of the following sentences shows the best use of the words ''not only'' and ''but also''?

2. Which one of the following is a poor choice for using ''not only'' and ''but also'' properly in a sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is provided to test your understanding of how to properly use the phrase not only, but also. You'll check what you know about the rules for using this phrase and your ability to choose the best use from provided sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet tests your understanding of:

  • What type of phrase not only, but also is
  • How to make the two phrases when using not only, but also equal
  • Choosing the correct use of not only, but also

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you know about not only, but also to answer questions about what type of phrase it is
  • Information recall - see if you remember how to make the phrases parallel or equal when using not only, but also
  • Interpreting information - verify what you read about using not only, but also and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like a closer look at this topic, read the lesson, How to Use Not Only, But Also. This lesson reviews more about:

  • The three rules of using not only, but also
  • How to set up a not only, but also phrase properly
  • Comparing similar bits of information
  • Testing what you know