Blog Challenge ~ Not only...but also

Good morning, dear Learners and Teachers, Newbies and Seniors. ^_^

How are you today? I hope you’re pretty well. Have you learned new grammar or memorized new vocabulary today? How great to see there are many games these days. I'm sure it will enrich our vocabulary. :))

To boost our English writing skill, I'd like to invite you to practice writing with grammar “not only…but also...”. I’m sure most of you already know this. It is simple just to say "you're beautiful and smart", but this 'not only...but also' is usually used to emphasize the second statement. So, the task is to write a blog using this grammar. You can write a dialogue, a short story, a letter, or even a poem (I'm not sure if it would be good, but wanna try? :) You can also add some new vocabulary you learned in your blog.

Please write the proper title in your blog. Of course you can add your own title after that. Example: Blog Challenge ~ Not only…but also: Dialogue in the Main Room. In case you don’t want to write this kind of title, please include the link of this blog at the top of your blog.

Most important! Please write the words “not only but also...” in bold in your writing, like in my example dialogue.

Here are the example sentences I provided for you. You can find more information in your grammar book or internet or Teacher Dan’s blog as I haven’t found this in EnglishClub, yet. The point is the words after not only and but also are the same part of speech. As usual, I hope not only learners but also fluent teachers or English Native Speakers will participate. ^_^


Sample Dialogue:

The King and The Minister

The Prime Minister: Your Majesty! There are lots of problems in this country. Many people are not only suffering from hunger but also dying of the plague. We run out of not only food supplies but also water. What should we do, Your Majesty?

The King: Minister! How could you just tell this to me now!! This is not only shocking but also shameful.

The Prime Minister: Your Majesty! My apology to say that it is because you’ve been precoccupied recently. You were not only hunting in the forest but also enjoying the hot springs. We didn’t have courage to disturb you as you were relaxing.

The King: You’re wrong! You should have told me. I would have left all my contentment.

The Prime Minister: You are truly merciful, Your Majesty!

The King: Take 10 boxes of gold out of the royal warehouse! Not only will we import  the necessary groceries to meet the urgent requirement, but we’ll also make an appropriate plan for domestic irrigation of these items and extend your help to the farmers in this respect. This is an urgent matter.

The Prime Minister and other ministers: Your grace is immeasurable, Your Majesty!



Now, your turn! I hope you enjoy this blog challenge.

Thank you for your time. Have a great week & Keep blogging! ^_^

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Comment by Onee-chan on April 30, 2018 at 5:48

Hi Sunho,

Great example. Wow! 100 push-ups. You're such an athletic person. :))

Thank you for commenting on this blog. Glad to see you around. :)

Comment by Sunho on March 11, 2018 at 21:48

Every day, Sunho not only does 100 push-ups, but also does jogging for 5 minutes around his place.

Comment by Onee-chan on February 8, 2018 at 6:28

Dear Teacher Tanya,

Thanks for the link and so many thanks for supporting my challenge. ^_^

Comment by Tanya on February 6, 2018 at 12:25

Hi, dear Onee! Here is my investment in your challenge.

Comment by Onee-chan on February 4, 2018 at 1:45

Dear Roman,

:D :D I just don't want to make lots of blogs. ^^ Furthermore, my first entry was not the best one of me. I just wanted to emphasize the use of Not Only But Also. So, I just stuck it on here. ^_^

Thanks a lot for your reply. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge.

Have a marvelous Sunday, too! ^^

Comment by Roman on February 4, 2018 at 1:11


I am sorry..............

It happend because last time you posted a challenge and your participation separately.

Your imaginary King is really a good leader! He is not only able to solve the problem, but also ready to sacrifice his relaxing time.

Thank you Onee! ^_^

It was my pleasure to participate in your challenge! ^_^

Have a marvelous Sunday! ^^

Comment by Onee-chan on February 4, 2018 at 0:49

Dear Roman, LOOOOL............

Are you kidding me? Say something about my imaginary King at least. LOL...

Thanks for giving the link. So glad to see you participating. ^_^

Comment by Onee-chan on February 4, 2018 at 0:28

Dear Mishaikh,

So many thanks for your suggestions. I really need them. Thanks for liking this imaginary story. :D I will take some of your suggestions. :))

Comment by Roman on February 4, 2018 at 0:20

Dear Onee!

I forgot to share a link of my blog-participation here...

So, this is it:

Comment by Mishaikh on February 2, 2018 at 13:50

We have run out....................

My apology, it is because you've been preoccupied..............

We couldn't have courage to disturb you as you were relaxing and enjoying.

Not only import the necessary groceries to meet the urgent requirement but also make appropriate plan for domestic irrigation of these items and extend your help to the farmers in this respect.

Above are only suggestions.

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