Not only humans, but all other living creatures

Editor India

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Please help me identify the grammatically correct sentence.

A: Not only humans, all living creatures are reliant on water in one form or another.

B: Not only humans, but all other living creatures are reliant on water in one form or another.

My focus is on the emboldened texts. I believe "B" is correct. Please correct my understanding if needed.
 
  • elroy

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    It makes the sentence semantically nonsensical. With "other," the sentence is saying that only non-human living beings need water, while the first part of the sentence says "not only humans," which indicates that humans do need water.
     

    abluter

    Senior Member
    British English
    Both sentences are fine, and mean exactly the same thing.
    I cannot understand elroy's comment in his post #5.
     
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