[JLPT grammar] Can I use ばかりでなく instead of ばかりか?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!



Sensei, for this sentence
can also use ばかりでなく?


or any deference?


*Not only was I late, I even forgot to do my homework.
ばかりか/ばかりでなく: not only.. but also


[My Reply]

Yes, you can.
ばかりか and ばかりでなく can be switched if the sentence indicates the current state of affairs.

In detail, we don’t use volition, hope, commands, or appeals, after ~ばかりか.


Because ~ばかりか emphasizes the conclusion and doesn’t say anything about the future.
Remember this if you have room.


I hope my answer helps you. 😊


In the JLPT course, you can ask me any questions as much as you want.
I will teach you until you get it!



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