You can use “one” or “ones” to talk about something that you’ve mentioned before.
As in this example:
Do you like this puppy or the other one? I like this one.
“One” refers (points) to puppy.
If you’re making a cup of tea for yourself, can you make another one for me?
An example with “ones:”
Where did you buy those shoes? I’ve bought these ones in a sale.
As you could have guessed, “ones” is the plural of “one.” We’re talking about shoes, which is two shoes, so we should use “ones.”
Choose one or ones.
|1. We’ve run out of batteries. I should buy some new ____________.|
|2. You need a car to get around in the city, but unfortunately I don’t have _____________.|
|3. I had to laugh about your joke. That was a good ____________.|
|4. I have a blue dress and a black one. Which _________ am I going to wear?|
|5. Many dinosaurs were carnivores, but the largest _____________ didn’t eat meat.|
|6. This nature reserve is the only _____________ where you can see cute hyrax.|
|7. Squirrels aren’t the only ____________ that hide stocks of food for the winter.|
|8. Richard III was defeated by an Earl, but I don’t remember which _____________.|
|9. Only time will tell if the advice she gave me was the right ____________.|
|10. The artist’s new album is fantastic: every song is even greater than the previous ________________.|
|11. I don’t have a barbecue pan, but we can borrow __________ from the neighbours.|
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