Student or Learner
(A). These kinds of car are suited for racing.
(B). These kinds of cars are suited for racing.
From the BBC site:
Sort of / kind of / type of are usually followed by an uncountable noun
or a singular countable noun with no article, but a / an is sometimes
retained in an informal style.
The BBC site also gives an example like (B), so I am assuming that (B) is the academically acceptable choice.
Q1. Is (A) grammatically wrong or academically (formally) unacceptable? Or Are both acceptable?
Q2. If (B) is the only acceptable (academically) answer, I would like to ask why we must care for making the noun plural when article a/an (for singular nouns) can be omitted. Ex. "This type of car," as opposed to "this type of a car"
Thanks in advance!
I could make my question clearer.
I wanted to focus on the construction of "types of + plural noun" vs "types of +singular noun."
So to go back to the original question:
"What types of cars (plural noun)" vs. "What types of car (singular noun)"
I found the following thread:
So both types are grammtically correct, but only the singular version is academically acceptable, right?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by vcolts; 10-Aug-2012 at 05:06.