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  1. Elsa
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    Why is it wrong if I say:
    The population of the US is greater than Canada's one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsa
    Why is it wrong if I say:
    The population of the US is greater than Canada's one ?
    "One" can be used as a pronoun, but it doesn't work well in this usage. "One" would be standing in for "population" here.

    One can say:

    The population of the US is greater than Canada's.
    The population of the US is greater than that of Canada.
    The population of the US is greater than Canada's population.

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