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I came across this sentence below during surfing our forum:
"I for one am very interested in following the current debate on this intriguing problem."
I realize that this structure "I for one am ..." is very new for me, and I would like to know about it and learn it.
1/ Is this a natural?
2/ What's about its structure and meaning?
Thanks in advance.
'I for one...' is very commonly used in many different situations, naoimimalan's (clever naomi in English) interpretation of the meaning is good.
It means "I am only speaking for myself although others may (be interested too...)."
The use of this expression has rather more assertiveness than perhaps this definition conveys. Rather than a meek 'I am only...", it has the sense for me of standing up and asserting one's opinion; and willing to fight for one's belief, or support for another person, if necessary.
I can recognise the person who said this; he quite often uses this term.
I don't think that I have ever felt so 'clinically' regarded!
I, for one, don't mind being identified with any statement I make in this forum; and so, held accountable.
Last edited by David L.; 10-Dec-2008 at 02:12.