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"But also" is a conjunction which is often translated as "pero también", and "not only" is a phrase which is often translated as "no solo". Learn more about the difference between "but also" and "not only" below.
but also(
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (in addition)
a. pero también
What a tough choice! I like bacon, but also sausage.¡Qué decisión tan difícil! Me gusta el tocino, pero también la salchicha.
2. (rather)
a. sino también
Come have dinner with us. And not only you, but also your family.Ven a cenar con nosotros. Y no solo tú, sino también tu familia.
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not only(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (apart from)
a. no solo
Not only did she fail the exam, but she was absent the whole semester.No solo reprobó el examen, sino que estuvo ausente todo el semestre.
b. no solamente
This machine not only will reduce your costs, but it will improve the quality of your product.Esta máquina no solamente reducirá sus costos, sino que mejorará la calidad de su producto.
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