I would like others to tell me if this sentence is correct. I don't know if I should use we before met.

We not only studied but also met, laughed and became friends.

Thank you!


I think that it is grammatically correct but it is more understandable if you put a we before also:

We not only studied but we also met, laughed and became friends.

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  • I agree with you, although I think we could omit the extra we if the verbs were different (and more related). For example: We not only dined but also danced. He not only mourned but also wept. When the verbs are not so related, though, it often reads better with the extra pronoun, as you suggest: We not only ate lunch but we also fixed the car. – J.R. Nov 28 '18 at 11:42

The sentence is grammatical. You'd most likely need another 'we' with another the word order used for emphasis:

Not only did we study (together) but we also met, laughed and became friends.


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