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    I'm not that person

    Hi teachers,

    In spoken English,does "I'm not that person" sounds as natural as "I'm not that kind of person"?

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    Re: I'm not that person

    Quote Originally Posted by amigo
    Hi teachers,

    In spoken English,does "I'm not that person" sounds as natural as "I'm not that kind of person"?
    Same thing as far as I am concerned.


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    Re: I'm not that person

    which one between the two do native speakers use more often?

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    Re: I'm not that person

    "I'm not that kind of person." Leaving out 'kind of' could result in ambiguity. For example,

    Pat: Max drinks and drives.
    Sam: I'm not that (kind of) person.
    Pat: I know who you are, Sam. I said, "Max", not you.

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