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This is just a possibility; but might it not have anything to do with the much-hated "ones" and rather with the the fact that the "these" or "those" in the sentence is a plural pronoun? When we say "That one," "that" is an adjective, indicating which one, but there are no plural adjectives (to my knowledge, limited as it is), so we cannot use "those" in the same manner, thus making it grammatically incorrect. You would be, in saying "those ones," using two pronouns both referring to the same things, so the phrase is redundant.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2011 on These ones? Those ones? at Ask the English Teacher
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