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    #1

    Smile one, any

    Hi everybody

    I don't want one.=I don't want any. The meaning is the same, isn't it?

    Thank you!

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    Re: one, any

    Not exactly, for example; 'Would you like a drink?' 'No, I don't want one.'
    'Would you like some chips?' 'No, I don't want any.'

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    Re: one, any

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hi everybody

    I don't want one.=I don't want any. The meaning is the same, isn't it?

    Thank you!
    You can say that the meaning is the same in that you don't want anything, but the use is different.

    More examples...
    How come you don't have a car? Because I don't want one.
    How many candies do you want? I don't want any.

    So you can see that when you are being asked about /offered (a)(one) thing, you will say "one", and when you are asked about/offered (some)(many) things you will say "any"?

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