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5 Faulty “Not Only . . . But Also” Sentences
1. Moving to the cloud had not only improved security but had also reduced the risks they faced prior to implementation.
Had can be shared by both the “not only” phrase and the “but also” phrase: “Moving to the cloud had not only improved security but also reduced the risks they faced prior to implementation.” (If had is to be used twice, it should follow “not only” and, when repeated, should follow “but also”: “Moving to the cloud not only had improved security but also had reduced the risks they faced prior to implementation.”)
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