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    8000 different kinds of sound

    Doesn't it have to be "sounds", a plural form?

    1)Hangul has 8000 different kinds of sound and it is possible to write each sound.

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    Re: 8000 different kinds of sound

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Doesn't it have to be "sounds", a plural form?

    1)Hangul has 8000 different kinds of sound and it is possible to write each sound.
    That seems to be a matter of personal style in this and similar constructions.

    types of
    kinds of
    varieties of
    styles of

    I usually use the singular for the prepositional object, because the plural is handled by "types", kinds", "varieties", and "styles".
    In my view. The prepositional object is the category.

    Hence, "types of salad", "kinds of sound", "varieties of fruit", and "styles of car".

    Others disagree, sometimes vehemently.

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