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Are these sentences correct:

1) Fielding was considered a great writer not only by Eliot.
2)Fielding was considered a great writer, not only by Eliot.


I expect the 'not only...' phrase to be followed by 'but also...'. The sentences don't sound correct to me.

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Re: not only

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#1 is fine, no need for a comma, and no obligation (grammatically speaking) to add a 'but also' phrase.
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