Not Only / But Also Exercise

Combine the following sentences using not only / but also.

Study the examples given below.

  • He is a composer. He is a singer.

We can combine these two sentences using not only / but also.

  • He is not only a composer but also a singer.

When you connect two clauses with not only / but also, you have to make sure that the same kind of words go after not only and but also. That means if you used a verb after not only, you have to use another verb after but also.

Not only / but also exercise

1. He planted the rose. He took good care of it.

2. Trees give us fruit. They also give shade and firewood.

3. The moon give us light at night. The stars also give us light at night.

4. Tagore was a great poet. He was also a great painter.

5. Swati Thirunal was a great ruler. He was an accomplished composer.

6. Mosquitoes are a nuisance. They are also carriers of diseases.

7. Nehru was a great orator. He was also a great statesman.

8. She is intelligent. She is beautiful.

9. She passed the exam. She secured the first rank.

10. Lions are found in India. They are also found in Africa.

Answers

1. He not only planted the rose but also took good care of it.

2. Trees give us not only fruit but also shade and firewood.

3. Not only the moon but also the stars give us light at night.

4. Tagore was not only a great poet but also a great painter.

5. Swati Thirunal was not only a great ruler but also an accomplished composer.

6. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance but also carriers of diseases.

7. Nehru was not only a great orator but also a great statesman.

8. She is not only intelligent but also beautiful.

9. She not only passed the exam but also secured the first rank.

10. Lions are found not only in India but also in Africa.

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