Also | Not Only ... But Also


Also is an adverb. It is used for adding another fact or idea to what you have already said.

Also can also be used for showing that what you have just said about someone or something is true about another person or thing.

Not only…but also

This is a relatively formal structure. When you use this structure don’t forget to put not only and but also before the words or expressions that they modify. Also make sure that the structure is parallel.

Not only can be moved to the beginning of the sentence for emphasis. It is then followed by auxiliary verb + subject. If there is no auxiliary verb, we use do / does / did.

But can be left out in this case and then we separate the two clauses with a semi-colon.