2018-08-05 05:43:58 UTC
1) Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the attempted assassination
targeted not only Maduro, but rather the military's entire high command
on stage with the president.
I think the sentence has two problems.
First, "but rather" has to be "but also".
Second, "the military's entire high command on stage with the president"
seems to be saying that only part of the high command was targeted. I think
it was ment to be: "the military's entire high command, who was/were
on stage with the president."
We won't say: "The attack not only him, but also his whole family on
stage with him." unless only part of the family was on the stage. Right?
Would you agree with these assessments?