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not only A but B structure

I'm wondering whether "not only" can be placed in front of a verb, when the objects in a sentence share the same verb. Sam plays not only the piano, but the violin. Sam not only plays the ...
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Question of the sentence structure

Snape put them all into pairs and set them to mixing up a simple portion to cure boils. In this sentence, I think "set them to mix" is the right. Is it right sentence to use "set them to mixing up"?...
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Rewrite “No one listened to what the policeman was saying last night”

I met this problem in an English test at my school this morning. The requirement of the question was to rewrite the sentence with the word given in the brackets and use between 2 and 6 words. This was ...
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“Had…been” or “Was…been,” and “would have” or “would had”?

I want to say, if some person was told about the situation before, she wouldn't have reacted that way. So which one seems grammatically correct? Had Ishaani known about the situation before, she ...