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    Question SORT or KIND?

    Hello!

    I've learned that the words KIND and SORT are "synonyms",
    and I'm not sure "when to use one or other word".

    Could you please clarify "what is the correct use of these 2 similar words"?

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Lilly Els

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    Default Re: SORT or KIND?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly Els View Post
    Hello!

    I've learned that the words KIND and SORT are "synonyms",
    and I'm not sure "when to use one or other word".

    Could you please clarify "what is the correct use of these 2 similar words"?

    Thanks in advance!!!
    Lilly Els
    Since they are synonyms, they can be used interchangeably in certain contexts:
    This kind/sort of fruit...
    She's the kind/sort of person...
    What kind/sort of weather do you like most?
    People of this kind/sort are not easy to deal with.

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    Default Re: SORT or KIND?

    Yep. Sort is a French word meaning classification, kind is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning family belonging or category.

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