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    One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    I think the tag question can also be
    cant he or cant you. What do you say?
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    #2

    Re: One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    Only can't one? works in BrE.

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    Re: One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only can't one? works in BrE.
    And in AmE, except we hardly ever use the pronoun "one".

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    Re: One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajGoes View Post
    And in AmE, except we hardly ever use the pronoun "one".
    Sorry, I dont quite understand your words. Would you please say something more about it? Thanks.

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    #5

    Re: One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    As a general statement, you could replace "one" with "you" and "your".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: One can get a good result through ones hard work, cant one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Only can't one? works in BrE.
    Quote Originally Posted by ajGoes View Post
    And in AmE, except we hardly ever use the pronoun "one".
    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    Sorry, I dont quite understand your words. Would you please say something more about it? Thanks.
    Only can't one? is possible in American English, just as it is in the British variety.

    It's not an important thing to know in AmE, though. We rarely use one as a personal pronoun, so we wouldn't say the sentence you're asking about.
    I am not a teacher.

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