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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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Elsa said:
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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