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在很久以前一个夜晚,不但是黑了而且它也是很风了。

在很久以前一个夜晚,不但是黑了而且它也是很风了。

Is this sentence correct? I am trying to use the 不但。。。而且 structure.

and I am trying to say that a long time ago, not only was it a very dark night but it was also very windy.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Category: Language

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    I am so sorry.It is not correct.
    很久以前,在一个漆黑多风的夜晚。not only.......but also.....表示强调,可以不翻译( To express emphasis and can not translate)

    不必用這種結構 也可以寫出很道地的句子 :

    很久很久以前, 一個月黑風高的晚上...
    月黑風高 : 形容沒有月亮,風很大的晚上。

    在寫文章時 應用這種結構 不免就顯得累贅了
    不過 可以應用在說故事時 作為鋪陳意境之用
    很久很久以前,在 一個 天色不但很黑,而且北風也很強的夜晚...

    you should say:很久以前,在一个夜黑风高的傍晚(夜晚or晚上)......!i feel your this sentence is very hummer!not only.......but also.....是一个表示递进和进层关系的复句, For example:matt 不但英文好,而且(并且)中文也很棒!

    It is correct because when I saw it, I knew what you meant. It is enough though it is a bit funny. I always make my english funny too. But my purpose is to let the people of english speaking can understand what I mean not about my grammar problems.

    是 "月黑風高" 不是 "夜黑風高"
    夜本來就是黑的 毋庸強調
    該強調的是 黑夜亦竟無月光

    初刻拍案驚奇˙卷四:「無非月黑殺人,不過風高放火。」
    清˙鄭文焯˙謁金門˙行不得詞:「霜裂馬聲寒特特,雁飛關月黑。」
    元˙王逢˙塞上曲五首之一:「月黑輝銅獸,風高嘯紫駝。」
    唐˙盧綸˙和張僕射塞下曲六首之三:「月黑雁飛高,單于夜遁逃。」
    水滸傳˙第二回:「朱武等三人收拾得三十兩蒜條金,使兩個小嘍囉,趁月黑夜送去史家莊上。」

    反義詞 : 月白風清
    宋˙蘇軾˙赤壁賦:「有客無酒,有酒無肴,月白風清,如此良夜何!」
    隋唐演義˙第三十四回:「明日趁此月白風清,須作一清夜游,方得暢快。」

    The answers above are all good. I would like to make it simpler. This can be 曾有一晚,月黑风高。I hope it can help.

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