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I noticed that there is an article "the" before "one" in the following sentence. This sentence is from an affidavit.

1.) I have known xyz for a long time;

2.) I know for a fact that xyz and abc refer to "the" one and the same person.

How significant is this error in terms of context?

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In context, it has no significance except to very slightly call into question the author's competence.

It's wholly true that the one and the same person is simply wrong, but that doesn't make it any way ambiguous.

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