Expressions With 'One'
In the English language there are many phrases and expressions that use numbers. Here are ten phrases with the number one.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- One of these days...
- That's one way of putting it.
- It's one thing to say it...
- One by one...
- I'm not one to complain, but...
- He's got a one-track mind.
- A one-off payment
- A one-hit wonder
- The one and only (David Beckham)!
- He's a right one!
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- We use phrase 1 with an intention when we haven't decide when to do it although we are quite certain we will do it. Follow it with going to + infinitive.
- We use phrase 2 to say that we don't really agree with another person's opinion or assessment. It can sound a little rude / dismissive of the other person's view.
- We use phrase 3 to say that it's easy to talk about an action, but more difficult to do it.
- We use phrase 4 as an adverb to show that people or animals performed the verb individually, not as a group.
- People often say phrase 5 to introduce a complaint and to give the idea that their complaint is more serious.
- We say phrase 6 to criticise a person (he or she) becuase they are always thing about the same subject, with no variety.
- In phrase 7, a one-off payment is an amount of money that we only have to pay once. This is the opposite to paying 'in intalments'.
- We use phrase 8 to talk about a pop singer or group who only make one famous song and then stop being famous.
- We use phrase 9 to introduce some