He played not only tennis but also football.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by moonglow, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. moonglow

    moonglow Banned

    English – America
    Is this correct parallel structure?

    He played not only tennis but also football. (I'm told this is incorrect. I don't think it is; it's perfectly parallel.)

    He not only played tennis but also played football.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2014
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    I don't see the problem with the parallel structure in either sentence, moonglow. Did your source mention what he or she thought the problem was?
     
  3. moonglow

    moonglow Banned

    English – America
    Thanks, owlman. I'm going to find out.
     

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