these sort

these kind, those kind, these sort, those sort

Dictionary of problem words and expressions. . 1975.

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  • these sort 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

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

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

  • sort 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

  • sort — noun 1》 a category of people or things with a common feature.     ↘informal a person with a specified nature. 2》 Computing the arrangement of data in a prescribed sequence. 3》 archaic a manner or way. verb 1》 arrange systematically in groups.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sort of, sort of a — When used to mean an approximation, sort of is informal but not incorrect; sort of a is considered both informal and wordy: Dr. Billings is sort of an optimist (but not a sort of an). In the sense of rather or somewhat, sort of is dialectal and… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • sort —     Mr. Hawkins said that Mr. Webster was a pretty seasoned operator when it came to dealing with these sort of things (Times). Make it this sort of thing or these sorts of things …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • These Days (Jackson Browne song) — These Days is a song written by Jackson Browne. Principally recorded by Nico, Gregg Allman, and Browne himself in three different musical worlds, it has lasted for decades as a classic of morose introspection made even more remarkable by Browne… …   Wikipedia

  • sort — [sɔːt ǁ sɔːrt] noun [countable] COMPUTING if a computer does a sort, it puts things in a particular order: • If you do a sort on the computer, it will list entries in alphabetical order. sort verb [intransitive, transitive] : • You can sort these …   Financial and business terms

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