Student or Learner
If you are interested in any one of the books on the shelf ,Iíll buy and send _________ to you as a gift．
A. one B. it
I think both are acceptable in some way.
What do you think of it?
If all the books are different, the answer is "it". If there are multiple copies of some books, the answer is, "I'll buy a copy and send "it" to you. I don't think I could use "one" in that sentence, but then, it's not complete. "I'll buy and send one to you" doesn't sound natural to me.
In any case, I had an immediate aversion to 'one' as soon as I read it. My 'overanalysis' was not necessary in coming to the conclusion, (which was immediately intuitive). It's simply an explanation of my reasons.
OK, I'll just say, "I'd choose 'it'." But I'd still be interesting in knowing whether the sentence was complete.
I am not a teacher
Can I assume that:
when "one" is used, the speaker will just send any one book to the receiver.
When "it" is used, the speaker will only send the book which the book receiver is interested in.
But the concept that "If you like any one of books, I'll send you one" only makes sense if there are multiple copies of the one book. If the person likes one book, he'll be sent a copy of that one book, not a random book. On the other hand, if they are all different, and the person likes one of them, then he will expect "it" to be sent.
Thank you, Raymott!
There is no "it" after "buy" in the original question sentence. Could we assume that both verbs-"buy" and "send" are followed by the same object？
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