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    A type of bird or birds?

    Should I say 'a type of bird' or 'a type of birds'?
    And then which of below expressions are correct:
    two types of bird/birds?
    a special groups of person/people?
    several types of job/jobs?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: A type of bird or birds?

    Follow singular with singular and plural with plural. A type of bird. Two types of jobs.

    You can't say "a special groups." "Groups" is plural, while "a" denotes a singular.

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