2012년 9월 7일 금요일

Dic: the one (as the only person or thing)


2 [ADJ] det ADJ △If you say that someone or something is the one person or thing of a particular kind, you are emphasizing that they are the only person or thing of that kind.(= only)

  • They had alienated the one man who knew the business...
  • His one regret is that he has never learned a language.

CF.

3 [DET] DET sing-n △One can be used instead of `a' to emphasize the following noun.
  • There is one thing I would like to know-What is it about Tim that you find so irresistible?...
  • One person I hate is Russ.

4 [DET] DET adj sing-n △You can use one instead of `a' to emphasize the following adjective or expression. (INFORMAL)
  • If we ever get married we'll have one terrific wedding...
  • It's like one enormous street carnival here.

.... COBUILD



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