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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
Which sentence sounds right?
A. If you need a dictionary, I'll lend you this.
B. If you need a dictionary, I'll lend you this one.
C. If you need a dictionary, I'll lend you one.
D. If you need a dictionary, you can use this.
E. If you need a dictionary, you can use this one.
F. If you need a dictionary, you can use one.

Hirashin
 

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Certainly not F!
A and D sound odd because it sounds to me as if it isn't a dictionary you are showing them.
 

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Sorry, I'm not sure why I said not F. The meaning is just different, that's all. It would be giving permission to use one though, as opposed to passing a dictionary to someone, which the others sound like.
 

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They are all ok. But the meaning of (F) is not aligned with the others as Michael2 said. I also agree that (A) and (D) implies that you are giving them a substitute. Like "If you need a calculator, you can use this [abacus]." So it sounds odd because I can't think of any good substitutes for dictionaries.
 
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