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proper use of the pronoun "one"

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New post 16 Jun 2017, 08:41
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for the rules regarding the proper usage of the pronoun "one". I just read about it in the Manhattan's book (foundations of GMAT verbal) and found it very confusing and unclear. I also looked over the internet but i haven't found something useful. Any idea? :)
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oryahalom wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for the rules regarding the proper usage of the pronoun "one". I just read about it in the Manhattan's book (foundations of GMAT verbal) and found it very confusing and unclear. I also looked over the internet but i haven't found something useful. Any idea? :)



It would be great if you could post a specific question in which ONE is tested..
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New post 17 Jun 2017, 03:33
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let's take this sentence for example:

"If you can't wait to receive a letter in the mail, one can check ones's admissions results by calling this number". I know this sentence is grammatically incorrect because the pronoun "one" cannot be used interchangeably with other pronouns when referring to the same thing. But let's assume that the sentence state as follows: "If you can't wait to receive a letter in the mail, one can check your's admissions results by calling this number". It was correct?
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"If you can't wait to receive a letter in the mail, one can check your's admissions results by calling this number".

When you use "you" and "one" in the same sentence, you are referring to two different people. In the context of the above sentence, the meaning would not make sense. The pronouns need to refer to the same person. The person who is not willing to wait for the letter in the mail will be the same person making the telephone call.
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New post 23 Jun 2017, 05:47
oryahalom wrote:
let's take this sentence for example:

"If you can't wait to receive a letter in the mail, one can check ones's admissions results by calling this number". I know this sentence is grammatically incorrect because the pronoun "one" cannot be used interchangeably with other pronouns when referring to the same thing. But let's assume that the sentence state as follows: "If you can't wait to receive a letter in the mail, one can check your's admissions results by calling this number". It was correct?

Though it is one of the rarely tested concepts in GMAT, the best practice would be to use ether personal pronouns - he, she, him, and so on, or impersonal pronoun - it, they, and one I am not sure whether there are more or not..
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