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    #1

    Something’s jarring.

    Please, tell me if the following sentence is OK:
    She thinks boxing is as dangerous a kind of sport as wrestling.
    TIA.

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    #2

    Re: Something’s jarring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble
    Please, tell me if the following sentence is OK:
    She thinks boxing is as dangerous a kind of sport as wrestling.
    TIA.

    It is not completely wrong, but there are better ways to say it.

    a) She think boxing is as dangerous a sport as wrestling.
    b) She thinks boxing is a type of sport as dangerous as wrestling.
    c) She thinks boxing is the type of sport which is as dangerous as wrestling.

    I prefer a) because I think of boxing and wrestling as individual sports - not types of sports - and that they are so similar that to call them different types is not really accurate. If you do think of them as different types (perfectly reasonable) then I think c) is better than b).

    I think other people will have different preferences.


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    Re: Something’s jarring.

    Tnx, Davy, for a detailed explanation.

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