Chinese Grammar: Lesson: Different ways of saying “not only...but also.”
There are many types of structures like 不但/不仅/不只/而且/还/也 as conjunctive words to express “not only...but also”. Commonly they have the similar structures and meanings, so let us today take a look at how to use these patterns to describe a progressive relationship in Chinese.
This is almost the most common one to express “not only...but also”. Usually, we can put words like adjectives, verbs or even short phrases after 不但 and 而且. When using this pattern we have to pay attention to the two different parts, we need to apply the same subject both for these two parts.
You may already notice that in this pattern there is only one subject and always be placed in the front of a sentence. However, we can also use two different subjects to put each one of them after 不但 and 而且.
Other types to express “not only...but also”
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