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    #1

    One more and another one

    Hello!

    Is there a difference between:
    Would you like one more?
    Would you like another one?

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    #2

    Re: One more and another one

    The first suggests that you are being offered one, and will not be offered any more later. The second is not so restricted.

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    #3

    Re: One more and another one

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The first suggests that you are being offered one, and will not be offered any more later. The second is not so restricted.
    Thank you, sir!

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    Re: One more and another one

    Your thanks are appreciated, TitoBr, but you don't need to send them in a separate post or quote our replies back to us.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


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    #5

    Re: One more and another one

    "One more" would indicate that you have been given a number of things and are being asked if you would like another unit, whereas "another one" implies that you have a singular item and are being asked if you would like another singular unit.

    eg: "Would you like one more biscuit? You have already eaten ten."
    "You seem to enjoy the slice of cake. Would you like another one (another slice)?"

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    #6

    Re: One more and another one

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoBr View Post
    Hello!

    Is there a difference between:
    Would you like one more?
    Would you like another one?

    Cheers,
    Tito
    Yes, there's a potential difference.
    Customer: This pineapple is bruised.
    Shopkeeper: Would you like another one?
    The shopkeeper isn't asking if the customer wants two pineapples. He's asking whether the customer wants an alternative non-bruised one.

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    #7

    Re: One more and another one

    Quote Originally Posted by dmisso View Post
    "One more" would indicate that you have been given a number of things and are being asked if you would like another unit, whereas "another one" implies that you have a singular item and are being asked if you would like another singular unit.
    I don't agree. Both can be used whether the person addressed has already had one or more than one.

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