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    Talking 36-one at a time

    Dear all


    What does (one at a time) mean in the following sentence? And shall I use (the) before (water)

    The man was picking up starfish and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water.

    Thanks a million


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    Re: 36-one at a time

    Hi Matilda,

    It means "one by one". Instead of taking big grabs he picks them up one by one (separately).

    Kind Regards

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