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'one' and 'ones'

Level: beginner

We use one (singular) and ones (plural):

See those two girls? Helen is the tall one and Jane is the short one.
Which is your car, the red one or the blue one?
My trousers are torn. I need some new ones.

See those two girls? Helen is the one on the left.
Let's look at the photographs – the ones you took in Paris.

after which in questions:

You can borrow a book. Which one do you want?
Which ones are yours?

one and ones 1


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As they wrote: "We use one (singular) and ones (plural) to avoid unnecessary repetition."
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hi friends
today i learnt the uses of one and ones.
we use these two words to avoid unnecessary repetitions.
suppose we have to use make a sentence like that.
Which is your shoes the black one or the blue one.
which book is yours the bigger one or thicker one.

Sounds like you learned it very well!
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