the ones

Point 59 in the category of PRONOUNS/substitution is defined as:

POSTMODIFYING, SPECIFYING: ‘the ones’ with a complement, to refer to something specific.

the_AT ones _P

1 THE ONES WHO 62764
2 THE ONES I 34421
3 THE ONES YOU 33077
4 THE ONES WE 15126
5 THE ONES THEY 6636
6 THE ONES HE 3382
7 THE ONES SHE 1422
8 THE ONES IT 773
9 THE ONES WHOM 297

10 THE ONES EVERYONE 164

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11 THE ONES NO 54
12 THE ONES NOBODY 40
13 THE ONES EVERYBODY 33
14 THE ONES ONE 25
15 THE ONES SOMEONE 20
16 THE ONES HE/SHE 13
17 THE ONES ANYONE 9

the_AT ones _I

1 THE ONES IN 17322
2 THE ONES WITH 14915
3 THE ONES ON 8812
4 THE ONES FROM 5473
5 THE ONES AT 3242
6 THE ONES FOR 2752
7 THE ONES OF 1921
8 THE ONES WITHOUT 817
9 THE ONES TO 715
10 THE ONES ABOUT 595
11 THE ONES AROUND 460
12 THE ONES BEHIND 453
13 THE ONES BY 410
14 THE ONES LIKE 372
15 THE ONES NEAR 326
16 THE ONES UNDER 320
17 THE ONES ABOVE 245
18 THE ONES WORTH 241
19 THE ONES BEFORE 237
20 THE ONES AFTER 189

the_AT ones _N

1 THE ONES PEOPLE 418
2 THE ONES IVE 347
3 THE ONES COLUMN 178
4 THE ONES DIGIT 162
5 THE ONES GOD 82
6 THE ONES 69
7 THE ONES WHOVE 61
8 THE ONES COMPLEMENT 55
9 THE ONES OTHERS 48
10 THE ONES JESUS 34
11 THE ONES PLACE 32
12 THE ONES APPLE 28
13 THE ONES PLAYERS 22
14 THE ONES DIGITS 21
15 THE ONES HUMANS 21
16 THE ONES KIDS 20
17 THE ONES STUDENTS 20
18 THE ONES WHORE 20
19 THE ONES WORTHY 20
20 THE ONES DAVID 18


A2:
anyone, around, by, everybody, everyone, god, nobody, someone, without

B1:
humans, kids, worth


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

I think the best friendships are the ones in which the friends have a different personality

but are interested in the same things.

Spanish, Female, Level 4, Grammar Class.

*Our grammar is hidden behind more complex grammar.  The use in the example might even be considered C1 since ‘the ones’ followed by a clause.