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one, I, you

The impersonal pronoun one is more frequent in British than in North American English, which relies more on you, he, she or they.

  • How do you (not does one) get from Charlottetown to Moncton?

The use of one instead of the first–person pronoun I is rare in North America and often sounds very formal or even pompous.

  • I (not One) did not wish to express too much pride in my (not one’s) achievements.