Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what is the difference between ''Types'' and ''Kinds'' ?

thanx and have a nice time.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Good question Manu.

    To exemplify: If I were to ask you what kind of car do you drive?

    You may answer: I drive say Mitshubishi Lancer

    However, if I were to ask instead what type of car do you drive?

    You would answer: a sedan.

    Notice, Sedan is a type of car (other cars being SUV's Trucks, Coupes etc) whereas Mitsubishi Lancer is the specific kind of Sedan.

    Mango is a "type" of fruit but Alfanso is a "kind" of mango.

    Therefore Type refers to a broader group , whereas kind implies a more specific category in a generalized group.

    I hope this explanation helps.



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  • 3 years ago

    Type Or Kind

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Type refers to clearly distinguishing and essential characteristics or traits shared by members of a group. Its root meaning is "impression."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kinds is getting more specific like this:

    "This type of dress." OR "This kind of dress."

    See the difference?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well the first answerer got it kind of right.

    You can say

    "This type of fruit"

    "This kind of fruit"

    OR "This type of fruit has many different kinds."

    But even then its interchangeable, when used with each other they tend to mean you're getting deeper into specifics.

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  • 6 years ago

    so what types of knowledge and as well what kinds of knowledge?

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  • 5 years ago

    not getting

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