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    #1

    a use of a kind

    what a kind of book do you have

    should we put article before a kind? and why?

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    Re: a use of a kind

    Quote Originally Posted by kai428 View Post
    wWhat a kind of book do you have?

    sShould we put an article before a kind?
    No. The expression is "what kind/type/sort of something ..."

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    Re: a use of a kind

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No. The expression is "what kind/type/sort of something ..."


    ... but 'of a kind' does exist; it just doesn't mean what you want in this context. Example:. "During the roadworks, there will be a service of a kind though there will be serious delays.'

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    Re: a use of a kind

    We don't use the determiner "a" because "what" is the determiner here. See what - Wiktionary

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    Re: a use of a kind

    Thank you !:)

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