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the position of "not" in "not...but..."

Hello,


Please help me with the sentence pattern:


The story was not written by Sam but by Jeff.

The story was written not by Sam but by Jeff.

Are they both acceptable?

Where should the "not" be placed?


Thank you so much!!

Re: the position of "not" in "not...but..."

They are both fine. There is no difference at all.


PaulM

Re: the position of "not" in "not...but..."

Thank you, Paul!