Unit 59: ONE
This unit shows you the different ways to use this word. There is also a plural pronoun, ones.
As a number
One of my servers has just quit
Can I have one of your employees?
BEFORE A NOUN WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOW THE NUMBER CLEARLY:
There is only one way to cook a turkey; that's roasting it.
I said one cup of coffee, not two.
As a pronoun
INSTEAD OF A NOUN:
I hired three servers. The best one makes great tips.
There are four tables here. Which one is yours?
Mine is the one on the right.
I don't usually like bananas, but these ones are delicious.
We have some good servers, but the best ones always go and open their own restaurants.
INSTEAD OF A NOUN PHRASE (UNIT 45):
He was going to make a chicken sandwich, so I asked him to make one for me, too.
People tell me that I should open a franchise but I don't want one.
NOTICE: one is seldom used as a subject pronoun for people.