these kind

these kind, those kind, these sort, those sort

Dictionary of problem words and expressions. . 1975.

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  • these kind of — these kind of, these sort of see kind of …   Modern English usage

  • these kind, those kind, these sort, those sort — Sort and kind are singular nouns; these and those are plural modifiers. Say and write this kind, that kind, these kinds, this sort, these sorts, and those sorts. See also kind …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • kind of — kind of, sort of 1. These expressions mean much the same, and share the same grammatical problems. (The issues raised here seem to occur less often in practice with the third alternative, type of.) There is less of a problem when kind of is… …   Modern English usage

  • kind — Ⅰ. kind [1] ► NOUN 1) a class or type of people or things having similar characteristics. 2) character; nature. 3) each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist. ● in kind Cf. ↑in kind …   English terms dictionary

  • these sort — these kind, those kind, these sort, those sort …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • these sort of — these kind of, these sort of see kind of …   Modern English usage

  • kind — kind1 /kuynd/, adj., kinder, kindest. 1. of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person. 2. having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence: kind words. 3. indulgent, considerate, or helpful; humane (often… …   Universalium

  • kind — I [[t]kaɪnd[/t]] adj. er, est 1) of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person 2) having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence: kind words[/ex] 3) considerate or helpful; humane (often fol. by to): to be kind to animals[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • kind — kind1 noun 1》 a class or type of people or things having similar characteristics.     ↘character or nature: the trials were different in kind from any that preceded them. 2》 each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist. Phrases in kind… …   English new terms dictionary

  • kind — 1. n. 1 a a race or species (human kind). b a natural group of animals, plants, etc. (the wolf kind). 2 class, type, sort, variety (what kind of job are you looking for?). Usage: In sense 2, these (or those) kind is often encountered when… …   Useful english dictionary

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