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"Not only ... But also"

What is this sentence pattern called in English grammar? How can I find these patterns?

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    By watching lots of old British TV comedies? – a different ben Jan 9 '14 at 8:48
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The basic pattern is called coordination or conjunction. It's where two distinct words or clauses are being joined in a single sentence (to compare, contrast, etc.)

There's also a class of words called conjunctions (including, for example, and, but, for, or, nor, yet, and so) which are commonly used in sentences with this pattern.

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This pattern together with some others that you can find here is called correlative conjunction.

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