‘Not only ..but also’ adds emphasis but it’s dangerous because it usually needs inversion – find out how to do this here.
Academic style takeaways
Learn the best formal and informal alternatives for both Writing Task 2 and General Training Letters.
‘Hedging’ is a skill that takes time to get right. Here’s a brief overview which takes you to the full lesson.
How to use ‘first and foremost’ for emphasis.
‘Albeit’ is a nice formal word and works well in the right context.
How to write in a more concise way, avoiding unnecessary words.
Most common Task 2 mistakes: whereas, although and while.
An important feature of academic writing is the ability to distinguish between fact and opinion. Here are some examples.
‘Justify’ and ‘justification’ are powerful academic words and therefore excellent to use in formal essays.