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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    By the way, Ashraful Haque, stuff is not plural even though it is commonly used as a synonym for things . Its plural stuffs exists, although it is rare nowadays. Stuff is what we call a collective noun.
    Yeah, I heard a native speaker say "All my stuff is in my bag."

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Videos and gymwear are different kinds of things. They are not in the same category.

    You got it right in post #5.
    Do both sound natural?
    - She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wears expensive designer cloths, drives fast cars and those kinds of things.
    - She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wears expensive designer cloths, drives fast cars and things like that.

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    cloths clothes

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    Do both sound natural?
    - She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wears expensive designer cloths, drives fast cars and those kinds of things.
    - She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wears expensive designer cloths, drives fast cars and things like that.
    I would phrase it differently. (See below.)

    She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wearing expensive designer clothes, and driving fast cars. Things like that!
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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Bob: She's not your type. She loves going to the club every night, wearing designer clothes, and driving fast cars. Things like that!
    Ted: Oh I see. High maintenance.
    Bob: That's right!

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Does "club" mean nightclub? If so, is there only one nightclub in the place in question? That seems unlikely. I would expect either "She loves going to nightclubs" or "She loves going clubbing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Does "club" mean nightclub? If so, is there only one nightclub in the place in question? That seems unlikely. I would expect either "She loves going to nightclubs" or "She loves going clubbing".
    I think it's American style to say the club to speak generically about nightclubs.

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Ah, OK. That doesn't work in BrE. The listener would think "Which club exactly?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I think it's American style to say the club to speak generically about nightclubs.
    There's a song I used to listen called 'In da club' by 50 cent.

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    Re: all these sorts/kinds of things/stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    There's a song I used to listen called 'In da club' by 50 cent.
    Me too.

    I expect Mr. Cent would be appalled that you've forgotten to properly capitalise the name of his song In Da Club.

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