[General] I just got a new shoe

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Hello friends!

we say "I just got a new shoe" or "I just got a new shoes" ?
NB: I'm referring to 1 pair only, I see that many people are using both. What's the difference? Thank you!
 

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Hello, and welcome to the forum. The second sentence is almost right; just remove "a" to fix it.

The first sentence is grammatically correct but hardly anyone would say it because shoes normally come in pairs; "a new shoe" means just one shoe.
 
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"One shoe" mean just the left or the right of the shoe or what? Didn't get it!!
 
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When you buy new shoes, you get two of them: a right shoe and a left shoe. We call that a pair of shoes. If someone said "I just got a new shoe," you would think "That's strange. Nobody gets just one new shoe. They always get a pair." You wouldn't know whether they meant the left or the right shoe.

An amputee with only one foot might get a new shoe. Everyone else gets a pair of new shoes.
 
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Mekny99, note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should be unique and relevant to their thread. They should include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking us about.
 

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we say "I just got a new shoe" or "I just got a new shoes" ?

These don't work. You could say:

I just got a new pair of shoes.
I just got new shoes.
 
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