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    #1

    'kind' vs 'type'

    Can anyone show me the different usage of these two words?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: 'kind' vs 'type'

    You should give us examples of usage and we can comment on the connotations of each, if they differ. Otherwise, we can simply answer by saying that "kind" is "gentle behaviour" and "type" is "a piece of metal which, when inked, leaves an impression on paper."

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    #3

    Re: 'kind' vs 'type'

    As you wish:

    What are the differences (if any) between these sentences?

    This is the kind of job I have been looking for.
    This is the sort of job I am looking for.
    This is the type of job I was looking for.

    I believe there is none.

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    Re: 'kind' vs 'type'

    For example:
    There are some kinds of plants on our garden.
    There are some types of plants on our garden.
    I know that the first sentence sounds better but can 'type' be used?

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    Re: 'kind' vs 'type'

    I believe Offroad is correct; and regarding ha179's examples, "type" sounds more "scientific" - referring to different species. But both would work.

    I do think you mean to say, however, there are several types of plants, rather than some types.

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