Lesson 59: ONE

This lesson shows you the different ways to use this word. There is also a plural pronoun, ones.

As a number

BEFORE OF:

One of my brothers has just gone to England.
Can I have one of your cigarettes?

BEFORE A NOUN WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOW THE NUMBER CLEARLY:

There is only one way to learn English; you have to practice.
I said one cup of coffee, not two.


As a pronoun

INSTEAD OF A NOUN:

I tried on three dresses. The nicest one was very expensive.
There are four cars here. Which one is yours?
Mine is the one on the right.

I don't usually like bananas, but these ones are delicious.
We have some good players, but the best ones always go and play in other countries.

INSTEAD OF A NOUN PHRASE (Lesson 45):

He was going to make a chicken sandwich, so I asked him to make one for me, too.
People tell me I should get a car but I don't want one.

NOTICE: one is seldom used as a subject pronoun for people.


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