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    There were some animals of different kinds.

    Which sentence is better? and are both of them equivalent?

    There were some animals of different kinds.

    There were some different kinds of animals.

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    Re: There were some animals of different kinds.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Which sentence is better? And are they equivalent?

    There were some animals of different kinds.

    There were some different kinds of animals.
    They mean the same thing. The first is better, but it's not very natural. The second would be more natural than the first if you got rid of some:

    There were different kinds of animals.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 22-Oct-2017 at 15:31.
    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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