He played not only tennis but also football.

moonglow

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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.
 
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  • owlman5

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    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?
     
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