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which is correct?

 
 
austere
 
Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 11:29 pm
1) not only X went there but also Y. 2) not only went there X but also Y. which one is correct? & why?
Which is correct?
Which is it? "To have American parents" or "To have an American parents" ??
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2013 11:43 pm
@austere,
To have American parents is correct.

Sorry, I can't do x an y.
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swastik
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2013 04:59 am
@austere,
To have American parents is the correct sentence.
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TomJones713
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2013 07:08 am
@austere,
1) Correct - not only X went there but also Y
Because:
The second variants' semantic construction suggest that in the first half of the sentence (not only went there X) X not only did one action (went) but also did some more actions. But the second part of the sentence (but also Y) makes no sense because it indicates on a person rather than action.

Don't know how to put it more clearly.
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