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    is there any definition for "of some kind"

    Could you help me find a definition for the words "of some kind" in the following sentence:

    "But it will be the driverís responsibility to make sure that children under 14 do not ride in the front unless they are wearing a seat belt of some kind."

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: is there any definition for "of some kind"

    Welcome to the forums.

    "Of some kind" = some form of seat belt [in this sentence].

    Kind here means a group of something with similar characteristics, or a particular type of something.

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    Re: is there any definition for "of some kind"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    "Of some kind" = some form of seat belt [in this sentence].

    Kind here means a group of something with similar characteristics, or a particular type of something.
    Thank you so much for the help, Anglika!
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    I see that most often a noun, followed by "some" sometimes is countable, while sometimes it doesn't, for example:
    "some people" in which people is a countable noun, while
    the work in "some work" isn't.
    why?


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    Re: is there any definition for "of some kind"

    "Some" takes on various meanings, depending on the context in which it is used. Have a look here for uses: Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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