ONE OF my friend woke up at 8.50am… “

That is taken from an essay written by one of my students and it contains a very common error.

Look carefully at what is written after “one of“, then see what I wrote with the same phrase.

It is just one of many examples I can give. Can you now work out what the rule is when using “one of“, giving some examples of your own?

2 thoughts on “ONE OF …

    1. That’s right. “One of” is followed by a plural noun. That’s why my student should have written “one of my friends”.

      It’s also possible to use “one of” with a superlative. Some examples:
      Kazakhstan is one of the biggest countries in the world.
      Which is one of the best books you have ever read?


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