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?


  1. This here is one of the ways to enjoy myself tonight. 🙂


    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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