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  1. awiersma
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    these ones

    My husband keeps ending sentance in "these ones" or "those ones". Can you tell us if this is correct use of english, and if not, why it is not correct?

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    Re: these ones

    Quote Originally Posted by awiersma View Post
    My husband keeps ending sentance in "these ones" or "those ones". Can you tell us if this is correct use of english, and if not, why it is not correct?
    That would depend on the sentences. Can you give us some examples?


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    Re: these ones

    Hi,
    AFAIK you can't use ones after these, those:

    So, you don't like these shoes; what about those?

    Rgs


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    Re: these ones

    Quote Originally Posted by awiersma View Post
    My husband keeps ending sentance in "these ones" or "those ones". Can you tell us if this is correct use of english, and if not, why it is not correct?
    It's perfectly correct, awiersma.You might have heard some old prescription or an old school teacher warning against this collocation. It's just another old canard.

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    Re: these ones

    In addition, "ones" can refer to a specific things, such as one dollar bills and numbers in different fonts.

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