for one vs for one thing : Common Errors in English

About for one vs for one thing

People often say “for one” when they mean “for one thing”: “I really want to go to the movie. For one, Kevin Spacey is my favorite actor.” (One what?) The only time you should use “for one” by itself to give an example of something is when you have earlier mentioned a class to which the example belongs: “There are a lot of reasons I don’t want your old car. For one, there are squirrels living in the upholstery.” (One reason.)

for one Meaning(s)

  • (r) as a particular one of several possibilities

for one in News

  1. Air Lease Corporation Announces The Placement Of One New Airbus A321-200 With Etihad Airways

    Today Air Lease Corporation announced a long term lease agreement with Etihad Airways based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for one new Airbus A321-200 aircraft with sharklets, scheduled for delivery in April 2015
    on June 14, 2013 Source: AerospaceOnline

  2. One Direction Tickets Are the Hot Ticket of the Summer Tours

    One Direction kick off their summer tour of the U.S. today but fans looking for One Direction tickets are finding limited numbers of them for any of the upcoming concerts. Preferred Seating Tickets has a few seats remaining but they are going fast. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

    NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

for one thing in News

  • One Direction Get Cozy With Rosie Huntington-Whiteley On The Cover Of Glamour's Music Issue (PHOTO)

    One Direction pose with a Victoria's Secret model on the cover of Glamour. #RoughLife Truth time: There's just TOO MUCH PRETTY happening on the August cover of Glamour magazine's Music issue. For one thing, LOOK AT One Direction CUDDLING UP TO Victoria's Secret model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley!! Like, literally the level of attractiveness happening in all six faces is WAY TOO HIGH [...]
    on June 28, 2013 Source: MTV

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