One and ones
We use one instead of repeating a singular countable noun. We can use ones instead of repeating a plural noun. One and ones are usually used when it is clear from the context what we are talking about.
Here are some ” one and ones examples:
- Waiter: Would you like a drink?
Client: No, thanks. I have already got one. (a drink)
- I do not like these jeans. I want to try on the blue ones. (jeans)
- One /ones are not used instead of uncountable nouns. For example,
→ If you need any money, I can lend you some. (Not I can lend you one or ones)
→ If we need more bread, I can make some. (Not I can make one or ones)
What is the difference between concrete and abstract nouns?