The racist remark is not only a careless utterance, it is also detrimental to the school's reputation.

Is it grammatically correct to use "it is also" after the comma, or do I need to use the structure "not only..., but also..."?

  • 'Not only - but also' comes from Latin : non modo sed etiam ; there's no obligation to use it. I think your sentence is excellent, as it is, personally. – Nigel J Oct 22 '17 at 0:15

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