In other languages, the construction "not only ... but also" can be constructed in a different form: "not only ... as also".

Is this also possible in English? For example, is this sentence correct?:

Not only a solution is possible as, in due time, inevitable.


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No. At least, it's not grammatical as an exact substitute. (And your example as given is not grammatical).

The best form of your example would be:

Not only is a solution possible but it is, in due time, inevitable.

If you really wanted to use as you would more likely write (e.g.):

A solution should be forthcoming soon, as it is inevitable that we will see one.

But I'd stick with the "not only but also" pattern here.

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