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    usage of 'kind of'

    What's wrong with the sentence, "What kind of a bird is it?"

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    Re: usage of 'kind of'

    Nothing. It's okay.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: usage of 'kind of'

    Quote Originally Posted by Vamsy View Post
    What's wrong with the sentence, "What kind of a bird is it?"
    It is just fine as Barb said. Do you understand it all right? The speaker is asking someone to identify the bird.

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    Re: usage of 'kind of'

    Quote Originally Posted by Vamsy View Post
    What's wrong with the sentence, "What kind of a bird is it?"
    I'd say "What kind of bird is it", but it's alright with the 'a' too.

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