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    #1

    Unhappy Question about the use of "one"

    Hey gang! The following is from episodes of TV series where the word "one" expresses three different meanings which I'm confused about.

    Could you first explain what they mean in relation to the contexts and then state the part of speech of theirs? Thanks!!

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    #2

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    Hello, Jean!

    Your links don't appear on my screen. What's the name of the TV show?

    Can you write out the quotes?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    I can't see any links either.
    There must be a problem with the way they're posted.
    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    In the first one, one is used in the sense of specifically. In the second one, one means one individual or one person. In the third one, one refers to the number one.

    Since the others can't see the quotes, I suggest that you repost that using a different format.

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    #5

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    Perhaps jeanvanier's location may have something to do with this.
    Last edited by Piscean; 15-Feb-2018 at 17:19. Reason: typo

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    #6

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    Jean has few people with whom to speak Abkhazian up there in Aaland.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    Before we spend any more time on this, jeanvanier, please correct the information in your profile.

    Your anonymity will not be compromised by telling us the truth about yourself.

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    #8

    Re: Question about the use of "one"

    marin-georgieva, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:


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