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    Question What kind of books do you like?

    Hi,

    Below are four options for asking the same question, I usually use "What kind of", but today I want to use "What kinds of" instead.

    The Option B & D sounds not correct because it uses a single form "book". C is also not correct but I am not sure.
    Please help to confirm which option is correct.


    A. What kind of books do you like?
    B. What kind of book do you like?

    C. What kinds of books do you like?
    D. What kinds of book do you like?
    Last edited by fenglish; 03-Jun-2016 at 05:10. Reason: Added "C is also not correct but I am not sure.“

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    Re: What kind of books do you like?

    Use A.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: What kind of books do you like?

    Can we say "What kinds of books do you like?"

    You may like science books, fictions and ... so on.

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    #4

    Re: What kind of books do you like?

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What kind of books do you like?

    I like A best, too. But actually, even though they aren't literally asking the same question, they're all grammatical, and they'd all net the same answer in a real conversation.

    So, Winwin, you're being precise, which is fine but not necessary.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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