Element FORM/USE: 'NOT ONLY ... (BUT) ALSO' WITH INVERSION
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can use auxiliary 'do' + inverted subject after 'not only', to give focus.
Corrected Learner Example Not only was it in a wonderful location, with extraordinary views, but it was also very accessible and the shops were really near. (Greece; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2009; Greek; Pass)

Not only do they have the biggest turnover overall, they also managed to increase it constantly from 2000 to 2002. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; German; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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