[Grammar] a larger + noun or a larger of + noun

danghuynh88

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Hi teachers

I have a few questions here, can you tell please which one is correct:

1. Brazil accounts for a larger water consumption than Congo or

Brazil accounts for a larger of water consumption than Congo


2. The total amount of water use in agriculture was around 500 km, while ones (or one) in industrial and domestic use were less than that or

the total amount of water use in agriculture was around 500 km, while
the one in industrial and domestic use were less than that.

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Write Brazil uses more water than the Democratic Republic of the Congo/Congo Brazzaville. (Two adjacent countries share the name "Congo". Unless you've already specified which one you're discussing, you have to do it here.)

You can't measure water use in kilometers.
 

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Write Brazil uses more water than the Democratic Republic of the Congo/Congo Brazzaville. (Two adjacent countries share the name "Congo". Unless you've already specified which one you're discussing, you have to do it here.)

You can't measure water use in kilometers.

mmmhh... thank you, in fact, I already specified which one I am discussing, can you tell me in the second example, which one is correct please "the one" or ones"

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Neither is correct. You can write something like Total water use in agriculture was around 500 (units). Industrial and domestic applications consumed less.

Note that km means "kilometers", a linear measure.
 
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