“This one's a lot more durable than the old one.”

English Lesson: This one's a lot more durable than the old one.

You got a new passport. The pages are thicker and can't be ripped easily. You notice this and say something about it to your husband. You say this to your husband.

This one's a lot more durable than the old one.

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this one

Use "this one" to talk about something that's close to you right now, or very recently. For example:

A: Which one do you like?

B: I like this one.

Have you seen this one? (Pointing at a video on your computer) 

Why do you need "one" with it? "This" and "that" can also be used by themselves:

I like this.

People use "one" when they're choosing one thing out of a group. It's like you're saying "this one, not the others".

(something) is durable

A "durable" object doesn't get broken, torn, or cracked easily. 

Some things that you can describe as "durable" include:

  • durable material
  • durable plastic
  • durable fabric