once

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once is part of the Basic English 850.
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once is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
once
English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: one
    Ordinal: first
    Frequency: once
    Multiplier: single
    Distributive: singly

Pronunciation[change]

Determiner[change]

Determiner
once

  1. one time
    We go to the house once a year.
    She had only seen him once.
    It's nice to be understood for once.
    We get together once a month for coffee.
    Not once have I said that.
  2. at a time in the past, but not now
    It was hard to believe that once we had been friends.
    The once great city had be destroyed.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
once

  1. after
    Once I've finished cleaning up, we can leave.

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