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    Types of currency or Types of currency?
    I saw some essay use “types of currency”
    Which one is correct?
    It should be Types of currency or Types of currencies.
    Last edited by Maybo; 17-Mar-2017 at 06:36.

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    Re: plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    Types of currency or Types of currency?
    You wrote the same thing twice!
    Also, please give us full sentences if you can.

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    Re: plural

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    You wrote the same thing twice!
    Also, please give us full sentences if you can.
    It should be Types of currency or Types of currencies.

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    #4

    Re: plural

    I think it should just be currencies- I don't see how the dollar and the euro are different types; they are simply different currencies.

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    #5

    Re: plural

    It's impossible to know which is possible without seeing the phrases in complete sentences.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: plural

    When teechar said "Please give us full sentences if you can", he meant that you should write complete sentences containing the fragments "types of currency" and "types of currencies".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: plural

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When teechar said "Please give us full sentences if you can", he meant that you should write complete sentences containing the fragments "types of currency" and "types of currencies".
    e.g. I have different types of currency./ I have different types of currencies.

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    Re: plural

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    e.g. I have different types of currency./ I have different types of currencies.
    In that case, use what Tdol suggested in post #4.
    However, it's possible to say, for example,

    I have different types of toys on sale at the moment. ["Toy" is a countable noun.]
    or
    I have different types of water- sparkling, still and strawberry flavoured. ["Water" is uncountable here.]

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    #9

    Re: plural

    Strictly speaking, types of is most accurately followed by a singular noun.

    There are many different types of tree in this garden.
    Dr Friegel believed there are four main types of personality.
    I love all types of music.


    These nouns are in the singular form as they are being used uncountably, to signify an abstract idea which can be organised conceptually into classes (or types).

    However, to repeat what has been said above, types of currency is very likely not correct here. The Euro, the US Dollar, the Hong Kong Dollar -- these are different currencies. I assume that what you have are coins and banknotes of a variety of currencies.

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    Re: plural

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Strictly speaking, types of is most accurately followed by a singular noun.

    There are many different types of tree in this garden.
    Dr Friegel believed there are four main types of personality.
    I love all types of music.


    These nouns are in the singular form as they are being used uncountably, to signify an abstract idea which can be organised conceptually into classes (or types).

    However, to repeat what has been said above, types of currency is very likely not correct here. The Euro, the US Dollar, the Hong Kong Dollar -- these are different currencies. I assume that what you have are coins and banknotes of a variety of currencies.
    E.g. Different types of job
    Different types of situations
    Different types of people
    Are these correct?
    Last edited by Maybo; 18-Mar-2017 at 18:20.

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