I'm wondering how I can refer to a plural noun in the following sentence.

I lost my glasses. I need to get one.

(Talking about a single pair of glasses)

Since "glasses" is plural, I assume one doesn't suit here, but I don't know any appropriate alternative.

  • 2
    You need to get new ones.
    – ЯegDwight
    Oct 5, 2018 at 11:18
  • Or I need to get some more, or a new pair. Oct 5, 2018 at 11:28

1 Answer 1


You could say:

I need to get some.

I need to get new ones.

I need to get a pair.

Either refer to them as plural, since you established them as a plural, or explicitly refer to the pair as a new singular item.

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