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Grammar detail: はもちろん

はもちろん - not only ~; not to mention ~
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noun X
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はもちろん
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noun Y
means
not only X but Y; not to mention X, Y ... etc.
かれ
こともちろん
こと
でき
出来
ない

He can't even read, let alone write.
Since もちろん in its simpler usage meaning 'always' can follow the topic marker は, it can look similar to the construction described here. The key difference is that in the simpler form, もちろん is followed by a verb.
かのじょ
彼女
もちろん
えいご
英語
はな
せます

She can naturally speak English.
もちろん can be written in kanji as 勿論, but this is somewhat rare.
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Kanji used in this grammar

モチ   not
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ロン    thesis, argument, discussion   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ショ   か to write   
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
エイ    England; hero; flower   
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ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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