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    So many kinds of bags
    So many kinds of bag. Which one is correct
    Such kind of bags
    Such kind of bag. Which one is correct
    Nobody will love you as I loved you
    Nobody will love you like I loved you
    Which one is correct

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    Re: kind

    To partly answer your question - normally, like is used before a noun or a pronoun,

    He runs like the wind.
    She looks like me.


    and as before subject + verb or a prepositional expression,
    Nobody knows her as I do.
    On Friday, as on Monday, we meet at eight.


    However, in informal speech many people use like where as should be:

    Nobody loves you like I do.
    Like I said, she wasn't there.


    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    Nobody will love you as I loved you
    Nobody will love you like I loved you
    So according to the rules, it should be as but you might also hear like in informal speech.

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    Re: kind

    Please ask only one question in each thread in future.
    Nyota has disposed of one pair, which leaves:
    1a. So many kinds of bags
    1b. So many kinds of bag..... Which one is correct?

    2a. Such kind of bags
    2b. Such kind of bag. .........Which one is correct?

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    Re: kind

    There are so many kinds of bags/(more formal) bag to choose from.
    Such kinds of bags/(more formal) bag are really expensive.

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    Re: kind

    I can't imagine saying "bag" in the singular.
    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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    Re: kind

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I can't imagine saying "bag" in the singular.
    I can't speak for British people, but I'm quite sure they would use a singular noun with kinds of.

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    #7

    Re: kind

    Let me clarify: I can't imagine saying "bag" with the plural "kinds of."

    Kinds of bags.
    Kind of bag.

    There were many kinds of bags there.
    The was a very unusual kind of bag.
    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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