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. . 1975.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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 — 1 /kaInd/ noun 1 (C) a type or sort or person or thing (+ of): What kind of fish is this? | Are you in some kind of trouble? | victimization of the worst kind | all kinds of: They sell all kinds of different things. | of this kind: Operations of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

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