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    Question what make or what sort?

    -".............is your motorbike?"
    -" It's a Honda "
    could you help me to choose what make or what sort?

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    Re: what make or what sort?

    Quote Originally Posted by cuchoangthi View Post
    -".............is your motorbike?"
    -" It's a Honda "
    could you help me to choose what make or what sort?
    I would use what make, but both are equally possible.

    Make is perhaps more specific, in that it implies a maker.

    For instance, we would say what sort of animal is that? But not what make of animal is that?

    The word make indicates that it is a man-made object; whereas the word sort can be used for natural and man-made objects.

    It is your choice.
    Last edited by colloquium; 29-Dec-2008 at 23:33.

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    Re: what make or what sort?

    I think 'What make' is the more correct choice. The use of 'What sort' instead will not necessarily result in the answer 'It's a Honda'. For instance possible answers to 'What sort is your motorbike' could include 'It's a red one' or 'It's a V-Twin'. 'What make' is the more specific question of the two.

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