those ones

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Is "those ones" acceptable or is it only "those"?
"These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but those ones are not."
Thanks.
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    "those ones" is non-standard English. The word "ones" is redundant because "those" already shows that you are speaking of something plural.

    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but those are not."
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thanks, Joelline.
    However, are these things equivalent? those = the ones
     

    Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, often they are equivalents:

    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but those sold in America are not."
    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but the ones sold in America are not."
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Yes, often they are equivalents:

    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but those sold in America are not."
    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but the ones sold in America are not."
    Does it need to be clear by adding "sold in America" while "the ones" is clear enough. I pointed out this one.
     

    Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Mimi,

    I added the "sold in America" to make the sentences parallel; if "sold in America" (or an equivalent phrase) were not there, you could not say "the ones are not."

    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but those are not." :tick:
    These televisions are quite popular in Europe, but the ones are not." :cross:
     
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