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01:57 Dec 19, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: ... no sólo aumenta el interés por viajar, sino que además permite al viajero...
This is the exact context: "Los cursos de idiomas y el estudio previo sobre la vida cotidiana del país que se va a visitar no sólo aumenta el interés por viajar, sino que permiten al viajero habituarse con mayor facilidad y rapidez a las costumbres del lugar".

My question is related to the syntax of this sentence: Language courses and previous study of the daily life of the country you are going to visit not only increase the interest in travelling, but also allow the traveller to easily get accustomed to the customs of the region.

My question is as follows: Is it right to say "not only increase... but alsoallow..."
Or "do not only increase... but also allow..." Or "not only does increase... but also allows..."? Which of these three structures is correct?
imendoza
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Summary of answers provided
na"not only increase...but also allow...:
MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
nanot only......but also
Haydee
na(they) not only increase one's interest in travelling, but they
Parrot
nanote
Cynthia Brals-Rud
nanot only...but also
Cynthia Brals-Rud
naNot only increases but also allowsLynne Williams


  

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8 mins
Not only increases but also allows


Explanation:
None of the 3 options are incorrect it is simply a preference and what sounds right in the context of the paragraph not just the sentence

Lynne Williams
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:51
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26 mins
not only...but also


Explanation:
That's the one I'd choose.
Your third possibility should be:
not only does it increase...but it also allows
if you decide for use it.

I hope you don't mind me suggesting :
to easily become familiarized with local customs
for your other sentence to avoid repeting the same term. Ignore it if you don't like it.

Buena suerte!


    Simon & Schuster's International Dictionary
Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 23:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 76
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28 mins
note


Explanation:
Sorry about the for use it
I thought decide to go for it
and then use it
and somehow typed a horribly wrong for use it
Auch!

Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 23:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 76

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5 hrs
(they) not only increase one's interest in travelling, but they


Explanation:
also enable the traveller to get used to the local customs with greater facility (ease) and speed.
You can even get rid of "but also".
They not only increase..., they also allow....

Parrot
Spain
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8 hrs
"not only increase...but also allow...:


Explanation:
This choice is the best of the three because, grammatically, it adheres to parallel construction. "Not only" and "but also" are two elements of a single grammatical unit. What you use with one is what you should use with the other.

For example, your second translation is not parallel in construction since you use the emphatic form "do" in the first part but not in the second. The same is true of your third translation. You use "does" in one part but not in the other. I hope this helps.

MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Local time: 17:51
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 day 4 hrs
not only......but also


Explanation:

I think you have two choices:

not only...but also...

It encreases the.......and....as well.

Haydee
Local time: 17:51
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PRO pts in pair: 14
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