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I saw [一点]{いってん}で used a handful of times in examples like [一点]{いってん}で[撃ち抜く]{うちぬく} or [一点]{いってん}で[討つ]{うつ} and while I know what the word itself means, I don't understand how it's being used with these verbs.

Could anyone explain?

Thanks.

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IMO it's mostly used in anime and it not a common usage. It serves to exaggerate (similar to "super ultra..." etc.) the fact that the action is a very focused, single action.

More common usage in everyday speech is e.g. 一点で支える

  • If it would imply a focused action, wouldn't it rather be 一点に? Like in shooting at one single point. – David Jablonski Sep 4 '15 at 8:59
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    @DavidJablonski: that won't be grammatical, unless it's 弾を一点に撃つ. The original sentence is def. unusual to begin with (e.g. I'm not sure what 一点で討つ is supposed to really mean, it's like saying Beat the opponent on a single point / if you are 撃ち抜くing, it's logical that it's done on a single point so 一点で sounds redundant). But while it sounds unusual, で does sound grammatical. – Enno Shioji Sep 4 '15 at 9:12

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