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alikim

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Hi,

Can you please explain this construction when people say "one ugly" followed by a noun, like "one ugly car" or "one ugly person"?

Is it just emphasizing of "ugly car" or "ugly person" or is there an additional meaning to it?

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SoothingDave

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Not a teacher.

It's used for emphasis. Instead of "That's an ugly car," it is easier to emphasize the word "one." That's one ugly car.
 

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