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I'm wondering, is this correct?

"I like those ones."
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I think 'those ones' and 'these ones' are quite common phrases.

A dialogue in a clothing store
Clerk : "Sir, which trousers would you like to try?"
Client : "I'll try these ones".
paco
There is another thread on this somewhere. Maybe someone can point you to it. I can't find it right now.
"this one", "that one", "these", "those", not "these ones" nor "those ones".

As I recall, on that thread there were those (ones?) who disagreed with me on this point. Perhaps it's regional. It's not considered standard in the U.S. to add the "ones" for the plurals, as far as I know.

CJ
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The thread you wanted to get will be These ones?. By the way 'these ones' hits 300,000 pages, 'those ones' 180,000 pages on Google. I'll put three extracts below.

I have always been a judge of a horse, and I had a good look at these ones, but I could not see that there was much to be said for them. They were too coarse-limbed for light cavalry charges and they had not the weight for the gun-teams. <The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle (1903)>

In particular he wished to gather tales which told of the deeds that had been done before the Gospel came to Ireland. "For," said he, "there are very good tales among those ones, and it would be a pity if the people who come after us should be ignorant of what happened long ago, and of the deeds of their fathers"<Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens (1920)>

However, unlike other exhibitions in Rome at which modern artists could - and did - establish their reputations, these ones seem to have made an impact far more through the general impression of splendor that they conveyed than through the beauty or rarity of any individual pictures to be seen in them.<The Ephemeral Museum by Francis Haskell, Yale Univ. (2000)>
paco
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The thread you wanted to get will be These ones?. By the way 'these ones' hits 300,000 pages, 'those ones' 180,000 pages on Google.

And "ain't" hits over 10 millionat Google, but I still aina gonna use it in my writing, unless I'm trying to be funny.Emotion: wink
Thanks for the examples, Paco.
I know those plurals are used on occasion, but they sound strange to me, almost to the point of grating on my ears! If anyone I met in California said "these ones" or "those ones", I would consider them semi-literate. Emotion: smile
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I think we have quite a lot of "these ones" and "those ones" over here. I've run them through my prestige-o-meter, and as far as I can hear, they're both more or less stigma-free. Which is unusual, in BrE.

(But perhaps at this very moment another BrE speaker is despising me.)

MrP
Didn't George Bernard Shaw say something like "The moment an Englishman opens his mouth he makes another Englishman despise him" in Pygmalian? I don't remember the exct quote, but I'm sure someone will correct me.
Quote from George Bernard Shaw.

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.

By the way he said also "The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it." Is it true?
paco
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