Expressions With 'One' - Advanced
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