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How to use comma when writing “not only but also”?

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“Not only… but also” can serve as a connection between clauses that make sense as sentences individually, or when the second clause is an independent clause. In such cases, it is appropriate to use a comma.

For example,

“When cooking, Frank uses not only the kosher salt, but he also includes the table salt.”

– “Not only… but also” can be used to connect nouns as well. In such cases, it is wrong to use a comma, especially when the second clause is a dependent clause.

For example,

“His favourite instrument is not only the recorder but also trumpets and trombones.”

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