"Not only do the children need new clothes, but also need new bookbags."
" The Children not only need clothes but also need new bookbags."
Which one do you often write or say?
Are these the same? Are they correct?
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"Not only do the children need clothes, but they also need new bookbags"
Would be the correct way of writing the first sentence.
"Children need not only clothes, but also new bookbags"
Would be the correct way to write the second sentence.
They mean different things though: the first refers to specific children (the children), the second refers to children in general.