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    TO TDOL AND MIKENEWYORK.

    jeab wrote:
    Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentences?


    And that's the end folks. -->And that's the end, folks.



    This is just the beginning folks. -->This is just the beginning, folks.



    No limits people. -->No limits, people.


    which sentence is correct?

    1.Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentence
    2.Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentences
    3.Do I have to put comma in these kinds of sentence
    4.Do I have to put comma in these kinds of sentences
    TDOL WROTE:
    1 & 4 are correct, and 3 is one that people might argue over, the coubt being whether you can have plural kinds of a single sentence.
    MIKENEWYORK WROTE:
    I agree with TDOL. I would use #1, but I would accept #4 and possibly #3.
    I,m sorry to ask both of you again, but I'm still confused.

    Why can I use #1 and #3 ? there are three sentences (And that's the end, folks. This is just the beginning, folks. No limits, people.)
    above. Isn't it should be sentences not sentence?

    ENGLISH IS TOO HARD :x

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    Re: TO TDOL AND MIKENEWYORK.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeab
    jeab wrote:
    Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentences?


    And that's the end folks. -->And that's the end, folks.



    This is just the beginning folks. -->This is just the beginning, folks.



    No limits people. -->No limits, people.


    which sentence is correct?

    1.Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentence
    2.Do I have to put comma in this kind of sentences
    3.Do I have to put comma in these kinds of sentence
    4.Do I have to put comma in these kinds of sentences
    TDOL WROTE:
    1 & 4 are correct, and 3 is one that people might argue over, the coubt being whether you can have plural kinds of a single sentence.
    MIKENEWYORK WROTE:
    I agree with TDOL. I would use #1, but I would accept #4 and possibly #3.
    I,m sorry to ask both of you again, but I'm still confused.

    Why can I use #1 and #3 ? there are three sentences (And that's the end, folks. This is just the beginning, folks. No limits, people.)
    above. Isn't it should be sentences not sentence?

    ENGLISH IS TOO HARD :x
    It has to do with the noun before "of sentence". When you use "type", "kind", breed", etc., it is logical to speak of types of pencil (one object, two or more types) or breeds of dog (one species, many types), or kinds of salad (one food group, several types). That said, many people pluralize the noun after "of" despite the logic. That gives us 3 and 4. 1 is the best, but it can't be used if there are more than one type, kind, breed, etc. 2 is clearly wrong.

    In your example, all the sentences were of one type, so "this type of sentence" is the best choice.

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    Re: TO TDOL AND MIKENEWYORK.

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