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    The usage of "sort of "?

    Hello Everyone,

    "Sort of " is quite frequenly used both in written and oral English! However, most of the time, I don't know why it is used because I can't find out its actual meaning. The sentence still works whether "sort of " is ommitted or not! To make things even worse, its corresponding meaning can't be found in Chinese sometimes!

    For example , what is the use of sort of in the following sentences?

    1.We have come to the very clear-cut sort of decision that treatment under these circumstances really works.

    And by the way what does clear-cut mean here?

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    Sky

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    Re: The usage of "sort of "?

    "Sort of " is quite frequenly used both in written and oral English! However, most of the time, I don't know why it is used because I can't find out its actual meaning. The sentence still works whether "sort of " is ommitted or not! To make things even worse, its corresponding meaning can't be found in Chinese sometimes!

    For example , what is the use of sort of in the following sentences?

    1.We have come to the very clear-cut ( straight forward )sort (type) of decision that treatment under these circumstances really works.

    And by the way what does clear-cut mean here?

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