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Same products sold in X were more expensive than that being sold in Y.

1) The above was the original. Do you think it is OK, or requiring a re-write like below?

The products sold in X were more expensive than the same products/ones sold in Y.

2) And can 'than' be used as a preposition instead?

The products sold in X were more expensive than the same ones in Y.

Thanks in advance
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English 1b3Why do we need 'those' instead of 'that'?

Isn't that obvious?

Singular: this, that

Plural: these, those
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Same products sold in X were more expensive than that being sold in Y. -- Wrong. Fixing the essential grammatical errors, you may have meant "The same products sold in X were more expensive than those being sold in Y", but, assuming that the products have not previously been mentioned, this is still not right. It sounds like something one might accidentally say if one tripped over one's tongue and the words came out in the wrong order.

The products sold in X were more expensive than the same products/ones sold in Y. -- OK.



The products sold in X were more expensive than the same ones in Y. -- OK.
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Mr WordyWrong. Fixing the essential grammatical errors, you may have meant "The same products sold in X were more expensive than those being sold in Y", but, assuming that the products have not previously been mentioned, this is still not right. It sounds like something one might accidentally say if one tripped over one's tongue and the words came out in the wrong order.

Thanks, Mr Wordy.

Why do we need 'those' instead of 'that'?
Mr Wordyassuming that the products have not previously been mentioned, this is still not right.
So are you saying that I need to be explicit and not use a pronoun like'those'? Do I need to say 'than the same products being sold...'?
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IvanhrIsn't that obvious?

Yes, my mistake sorry Emotion: smile
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English 1b3
So are you saying that I need to be explicit and not use a pronoun like'those'? Do I need to say 'than the same products being sold...'?

I mean that the sentence seems back to front because the first mention of the products is "The same products". Normally the word "same" refers back to something said previously. In your other example sentences you mention "products" first, and then "the same ones/products", which is the logical order.