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Reply to "Which one is the same as <those>? <ones> or < the ones>?"

The sentence you quoted lacks the main verb, which I added above.

"Ones" is correct there because it substitutes for "thoughts," with the zero article. You would need "the ones" if "the thoughts" were required:



The difference between ones that I endorse and others I don't and the ones I endorse and the ones I don't is that the first classification is open (there may be a third group of ideas the person only endorses (or doesn't endorse) partially, while the second one is a closed classification.

I really appreciate your help. Now I can feel the difference.

I have another thing I still don't understand.  Could you explain it for me?

Unlike your saying <"thoughts," with the zero article> , the reason I thought <ones> could be replaced by < those> or <the ones> is because of the article , which is <On the contrary, many of the thoughts>.   Then doesn't it matter whether <the> before a noun mentioned before is or not?

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