Sort, Type, Kind

Interchangeable Terms

We use the words sort, type, and kind to identify categories of entities: this sort of problem; that type of wine; that kind of outfielder.

The words are interchangeable. There is no difference between:

  • that sort of person,
  • that type of person, and
  • that kind of person.

To Identify True Categories

The only common trouble with the singulars of these words is misapplying them to individuals of an unimportant, nonexistent, non-exclusive, or irrelevant category. For example:

  • He’s the sort of person who always arrives on time.

While it’s true that some people are prompt and others tardy, if the only characteristic in question in promptness, being on time hardly qualifies as a sort of person. The simple and correct way to describe a prompt person is:

  • He was always on time.

On the other hand, there could arguably be a type of person who is never on time and who doesn’t apologize for being late but who flies into a frenzy when others are late. We might describe him thus:

  • He was the type who expected from others good conduct he never displayed.

That combination of characteristics clearly distinguishes him from more than three quarters of the human race, making him a type.

Trouble with Singulars and Plurals

The other common problem is to confuse this kind with these kinds.

Compare these correct usages . . .

  • As the manager, he was asked to decide whether the refreshments should come from the operating budget or the entertainment budget although this kind of decision was usually made by the finance committee.
    • (True because only one decision is made.)
  • During his time as manager, he had to approve wages, draft an annual budget, and negotiate the terms of a mortgage although these kinds of decisions were usually made by the finance committee.
    • (True because the decisions about wages, budgets, and mortgages are of different types.)
  • Every aid recipient receives financial assistance; the only difference is the kind of aid they receive.
    • (True if some receive grants while others receive loans, two kinds of aid.)

. . . to these incorrect usages:

  • Every aid recipient receives financial assistance; the only difference is the kind of aid they receive.
    • (False if some receive large grants while others receive small grants, just one kind of aid in different amounts.)
  • Some pitches start outside and break in on the batter, while others start in tight and break away; these types of differences make the batter’s job much harder.
    • (Incorrect because only one type of difference is identified.)

Exercise

Copy your assigned ten sentences into the Reply field below. Keep them numbered. Whenever possible, eliminate the “kind” language. If it must stay, be sure it’s correct.

  1. Their faith in the currency was decreasing but soon was restored when a new idea of money was created. The idea of a different kind of currency was called Unit of Real Value, which wasn’t actually a real thing. URVs was a currency that stayed consistent because the real currency was used to determine how many URVs one had.
  2. To fully end homelessness, the government needs to shift toward not just giving housing, but giving different multiple kinds of aid.
  3. Efficient programs depend on recipients who can reliably claim the benefits and put them to good use. The homeless can’t, and those kind of complications are what prevents the homeless from receiving the aid they require.
  4. There are two kinds of homelessness: the chronically homeless and the episodically homeless.
  5. Concrete structures built according to lax building codes (or built without oversight of any kinds, or after bribing code officials) contributed to thousands of deaths when the buildings crashed down on their inhabitants.
  6. Social mobility is a person’s ability to overcome their current economic class and move into a higher one. These kinds of class flexibility are called “relative social mobility.”
  7. Richard Perez-Pena, in his article “Gun Control,” claims that gun control is a broad term that covers any kind of restriction on what kinds of firearms can be sold and bought.
  8. This page gives information on the number and kind of religions around the world.
  9. I explained the story of one of the people in the article to offer insight into the kind of discrimination faced by Muslim Americans across the country.
  10. A statistic on the website “Adherents.com”, the largest database of its kind, states that theologists propose that there are as many as 4,200 recognized religions across the globe.
  11. Nowadays everyone has some kind of phone or new technology.
  12. Let’s bring back family dinners and let’s glorify physical education again.  This is the kind of change that can impact us positively in more ways than not.
  13. Many young girls, who feel only revulsion when they think they should feel ecstasy, react with immense relief when they are told that this is a quite common experience. Since of course this is not the kind of problem one ordinarily talks about, they did not know that anyone else had been through this, and they had thought that they were monsters.
  14. According to Richard Perez-Pena in his article, “Gun Control” gun control is  a broad term that covers any sort of restriction on what kinds of firearms can be sold and bought, who can possess or sell them, where and how they can be stored or carried, what duties a seller has to vet a buyer, and what obligations both the buyer and the seller have to report transactions to the government.
  15. How does one feel when their government pursues access to one of the most powerful tools in the current age? Giving the FBI that kind of power is a serious bridge of trust.
  16. A freshman in college sits in her dorm, swallowed by assignments and wanting some kind of escape.
  17. However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.
  18. This means reaching a certain standard in the subject and passing, and some kind of evaluation in relation to the mandatory 30-hours of training required to be certified to teach the world religions course.
  19. The athletes, no matter how high their skill level, are not prepared to face a kind of sport so similar, yet so different at the same time.
  20. During a baseball or softball game, this has to happen fast, and this takes time and finding the ball in the air takes time too. During both kind of pitching, the ball is blocked by the pitcher’s body at some point; therefore, the batter can’t see the ball until it is already in the air.
  21. Baseball players can’t hit a softball pitch effectively because they have never seen that kind of pitching before. This is equivalent to a professional badminton player stepping onto a tennis court.
  22. Some researches say that softball hitters hit less than baseball hitters because the kind of pitching is more difficult to hit.
  23. Dealing with intruders is hard enough when people are on any kind of property that has clearly been taken, but girls just make it worse.
  24. The softball pitch can seem that there are more difficulties because of the completely different kind of pitching.
  25. If someone adds the same football helmet as American football has today and includes the same kind of Rugby tackling it wouldn’t work as effectively because the football helmet would be in the way of the player that is trying to tackle the opposing player.
  26. There are many other kinds of tax free food sold in stores, but by not taxing these essential items, there is no extra tax burden to buy essential items.
  27. I try my best to at least provide some kind of justification to any statements I make in my writing unless I believe that the statement itself is justified by general knowledge of the circumstances surrounding my thesis.
  28. I demonstrated my idea of Core Value III by understanding who my readers are and what kind of background knowledge they have on my topic so I know what ideas to give them and a background on what my idea is.
  29. I used it in my proposal +5 because it was exactly the kind of source I was looking for when it came to football players thinking they’re indestructible but in actuality they aren’t.
  30. I have always understood that writing any kind of paper, essay, or story, to have some sort of quality, there must have more then one revision.
  31. Also, seeing different kinds of sources will also help support claims are arguments.
  32. This evidence supports that though they are the best hitters, they have trouble with the softball kind of pitching.
  33. Doing this is something that I will take out of this class. This can be done in any kind of paper. I feel that this also goes into supporting evidence because the writer is supporting their claim while comparing it to other points of view.
  34. This source documents the kinds of governmental help through the Welfare Program.
  35. The ones I will be focusing on are emotional, behavioral, and relationship dysregulation, as these are very common in college students. The article gives examples of how DBT can help these kinds of dysregulation.
  36. The players that are known for being good at hitting any pitch, but can’t hit the pitch from a professional softball pitch states that there is something difficult about this kind of pitching.
  37. Background: This is a kind of myth buster video that studies the impact a softball pitch makes against a baseball pitch. They complete 3 kinds of studies. In each kind of test, the softball pitching excels over the baseball pitching.
  38. In Version 1, we laugh at ourselves for caring what kind of death is knocking. In Version 2 we laugh at the form the joke takes. I think that makes Version 2 a meta-joke, a joke about jokiness.
  39. Please throw away your notion that some kinds of people are more entitled to your humanity than others.
  40. Though these sports are very similar with the same kind of big idea, they are very different.
  41. Just because this painter is an artist, people usually believe that artists are good at all kinds of art, but that is not always the case.
  42. However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.
  43. How does one feel when their government pursues access to one of the most powerful tools in the current age? Giving the FBI that kind of power is a serious breach of trust.
  44. We do not discriminate; we do not hate; we accept all kinds of people; we accept all shapes and sizes.
  45. If someone adds the same football helmets as American football and includes that same kind of rugby tackling it would work as effectively because the football helmet is in the way of the player trying to tackle the opposing player.
  46. Softball pitching is completely different. This kind of pitching is thrown with the windmill, underhand motion. The mound is not elevated in softball.
  47. People all over the world play many different kinds of sports. Running, balls, nets, keeping score, courts, and fields are just a few aspects all sports have.
  48. They provide celebrities and other icons that kind of catch your eye and actually pay attention to what you see and sometimes convinces you on the spot especially if you are not really sure what you want to eat or how hungry you really are.
  49. To fully end homelessness, the government needs to shift toward not just giving housing, but giving different multiple kinds of aid.
  50. How can those who are mentally ill or struggle with substance addictions navigate through the web of government? The answer is simple. They can’t, and those kind of complications are what prevents the homeless from receiving the aid they require.
  51. After that, the numbers are not as intense, but that is due to the fact that they have suffered some kind of mentality issue, which is still a brain injury.
  52. The old way of thinking is to first have them clean themselves up, then their lives would improve. This new method kind of turns that old way of thinking upside down.
  53. To not injure children, car seats have to be of good quality, the right size for the child (whose size keeps changing), and installed correctly; furthermore, the accident has to be the right kind of accident.
  54. It is even worse when fast food is your only option when you go to a sports game of any kind’s concession stand starting anywhere from little league baseball games leading all the way up to the concession stands at a professional sports outing.
  55. Sports can bring all kinds of people together.
  56. This program is the first of its kind in America so the progress and effects were well tracked by investigators.
  57. The 3.4 percent of Americans who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clearly qualify as this kind of minority.
  58. Is the state obligated to keep those funds locked in a box, free from deflation or loss of any kind?
  59. Validation is an important part of DBT, so that the patients do not feel like their feelings aren’t being taken seriously. This kind of emotional validation is something everyone needs, as we all need to know that what we feel is okay.
  60. However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.
  61. I cannot find it, but I want to know more about the study that the American Psychological Association conducted and what kind of numerical data they found.
  62. Her nose starts running she’s so pissed, and there she is standing in a CVS, snotty and deaf with rage, like some kind of maniac, because a tiny elderly woman needs an extra minute to pay for her dish soap or whatever.
  63. But as well as the technology works, the major tool companies have failed to put this kind of device on any of their table saws — even eight years after Gass offered to license it to them.
  64. We see the brilliancy of Grass’ technology but however the big name companies show signs of disbelief  because it far too great of technology to be worthy of that caliber kind.
  65. Money isn’t something that has worth; it is something that has value. Any kind of currency that is used to purchase something has no worth it is a place holder  for something that does have worth.
  66. He is now sitting on the floor up against what looks like a bed and he’s bouncing something off the wall in front of him. It’s probably a ball of some kind but isn’t made clear.
  67. The design of the window implies that he’s in a house or apartment, some kind of residential building.
  68. A claim was made that in order to make many different kind of cuts the blade guard must be removed to perform the procedure.
  69. Since reading it, and other stories like it, I cannot look at statistics of any kind without wondering what they really mean.
  70. If the safety invention had to be used in all tools, it would be hard for companies because of the few rights given for this kind of technology.
  71. Moreover, this agency, under my leadership, is firmly committed to exploring how to prevent these kinds of injuries from continuing to occur.
  72. We can assume he has closed the refrigerator door and moved the chair to see what other kinds of food are in the cabinet.
  73. Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
  74. This proves that the batter will have almost the same kind of aspects for hitting both baseball and softball. The difference in this is what the angle and distance of where the ball is coming from.
  75. We await the results of the 20-year, 10,000-family-strong study of impacts on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ kin, the largest of its kind ever conducted, that just got underway.
  76. There are many ways that you can acquire warrior skills. Any given civilian in the wrong neighborhood can acquire these kind of symptoms.
  77. Caleb worries that he is “messing up” Katie. Obviously people with mental illness are “messed up.” They’re some kind of subspecies, not fully human because their brains don’t work the same.
  78. After reading the article by Milton Friedman, “The Island of Stone Money,” and listening to the in class lecture, I have a new perspective on money and am starting to ask myself these kinds of questions.
  79. My view point with this system is that it could easily become hacked by anyone. Also, this money would not be seen by any kind of banks, and it would most likely put banks out of business.
  80. These addicts might die with a needle in their arm, or just as likely sell themselves sexually for money to buy drugs or to do some kind of crime and kill people for drugs.
  81. There are many different kinds of food labels: “sugar free” “whole grain” and even “all-natural”; these all seem like very useful indicators of what kind of product to buy; that is, if they were accurate.
  82. Money, however, is a kind of middle man.
  83. Unless you’re going to distinguish between kinds or types or forms of middle man, you should avoid the words kind, and type, and form.
  84. But really, it’s pretty counterintuitive that a test like this can discover what kind of motivation people seem to have.
  85. I don’t want any African child without shoes! What kind of person would I be if I didn’t buy these shoes?! A gullible person, that’s who.
  86. Dad looks at the mirror and thinks in his head something really deep. He doesn’t say anything, but he is waiting for some kind of sound to happen. He looks kind of scared thinking about something.
  87. Concrete structures built according to lax building codes (or built without oversight of any kind, or after bribing code officials) contributed thousands of deaths when they crashed down on their inhabitants.
  88. He is now sitting on the floor up against what looks like a bed and he’s bouncing something off the wall in front of him. It’s probably a ball of some kind but this isn’t made clear.
  89. The advertisement conveys a really strong message on violence against women. It shows the importance of teaching your kids the difference between right and wrong. Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
  90. Alcohol is expensive because people crave it to feel accepted in society, and alcohol companies know that people will pay any kind of money for it.
  91. This is the conundrum most people arrive at when they analyze the question, “What is money?” It is hard to fathom that any random object can have any kind of worth unless they have some kind of value.
  92. We have to spend that sum, however. To earn a college education, you have to give money to earn more money. It’s kind of like an investment. You give some and get more in the end. I think every other country wants some kind of gold, diamonds, etc., instead of money .
  93. Their faith in the currency was decreasing but soon was restored when a new idea of money was created. The idea of a different kind of currency was called Unit of Real Value, which wasn’t actually a real thing. URVs was a currency that stayed consistent because the real currency was used to determine how many URVs one had.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Responses to Sort, Type, Kind

  1. therealjohnsanchez says:

    70 If the safety invention had to be used in all tools, it would be hard for companies because of the few rights given for this kind of technology.
    71 Moreover, this agency, under my leadership, is firmly committed to exploring how to prevent these kinds of injuries from continuing to occur.
    72 We can assume he has closed the refrigerator door and moved the chair to see what other kinds of food are in the cabinet.
    73 Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
    74 This proves that the batter will have almost the same kind of aspects for hitting both baseball and softball. The difference in this is what the angle and distance of where the ball is coming from.
    75 We await the results of the 20-year, 10,000-family-strong study of impacts on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ kin, the largest of its kind ever conducted, that just got underway.
    76There are many ways that you can acquire warrior skills. Any given civilian in the wrong neighborhood can acquire these kind of symptoms.
    77 Caleb worries that he is “messing up” Katie. Obviously people with mental illness are “messed up.” They’re some kind of subspecies, not fully human because their brains don’t work the same.
    78 After reading the article by Milton Friedman, “The Island of Stone Money,” and listening to the in class lecture, I have a new perspective on money and am starting to ask myself these kinds of questions.
    79 My view point with this system is that it could easily become hacked by anyone. Also, this money would not be seen by any kind of banks, and it would most likely put banks out of business.

    • davidbdale says:

      You don’t appear to have started your revisions, Sanchez.
      As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  2. chippy1313 says:

    84. But really, it’s pretty counterintuitive that a test like this can discover the motivation people seem to have.
    85. I don’t want any African child without shoes! What person would I be if I didn’t buy these shoes?! A gullible person, that’s who.
    86. Dad looks at the mirror and thinks in his head something really deep. He doesn’t say anything, but he is waiting for some noise to happen. He looks kind of scared thinking about something.
    87. Concrete structures built according to lax building codes (or built without oversight, or after bribing code officials) contributed thousands of deaths when they crashed down on their inhabitants.
    88. He is now sitting on the floor up against what looks like a bed and he’s bouncing something off the wall in front of him. It’s probably a ball of some sort but this isn’t made clear.
    89. The advertisement conveys a really strong message on violence against women. It shows the importance of teaching your kids the difference between right and wrong. Every adult is responsible for stopping this type of behavior.
    90. Alcohol is expensive because people crave it to feel accepted in society, and alcohol companies know that people will pay large amounts of money for it.
    91. This is the conundrum most people arrive at when they analyze the question, “What is money?” It is hard to fathom that any random object can have worth unless they have some kind of value.
    92. We have to spend that sum, however. To earn a college education, you have to give money to earn more money. It is like an investment. You give some and get more in the end. I think every other country wants a form of gold, diamonds, etc., instead of money .
    93. Their faith in the currency was decreasing but soon was restored when a new idea of money was created. The idea of a different currency was called Unit of Real Value, which wasn’t actually a real thing. URVs was a currency that stayed consistent because the real currency was used to determine how many URVs one had.

    • davidbdale says:

      I see some very nice changes here, Chippy, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
      Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  3. starbucks732 says:

    70. If the safety invention had to be used in all tools, it would be hard for companies because of the few rights given for these kinds of technology.
    71. Moreover, this agency, under my leadership, is firmly committed to exploring how to prevent injuries from continuing to occur.
    72. We can assume he has closed the refrigerator door and moved the chair to see what other foods are in the cabinet.
    73. Every adult is responsible for stopping certain behavior.
    74. This proves that the batter will have almost the same aspects for hitting both baseball and softball. The difference in this is what the angle and distance of where the ball is coming from.
    75. We await the results of the 20-year, 10,000-family-strong study of impacts on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ kin, the largest ever conducted, that just got underway.
    76.There are many ways that you can acquire warrior skills. Any given civilian in the wrong neighborhood can acquire these symptoms.
    77. Caleb worries that he is “messing up” Katie. Obviously people with mental illness are “messed up.” They’re subspecies, not fully human because their brains don’t work the same.
    78. After reading the article by Milton Friedman, “The Island of Stone Money,” and listening to the in class lecture, I have a new perspective on money and am starting to ask myself questions.
    79. My view point with this system is that it could easily become hacked by anyone. Also, this money would not be seen by banks, and it would most likely put banks out of business.

    • davidbdale says:

      I see some very nice changes here, Starbucks, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
      Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  4. kingoflizards says:

    20. During a baseball or softball game, this has to happen fast, and this takes time and finding the ball in the air takes time too. During most pitches, the ball is blocked by the pitcher’s body at some point; therefore, the batter can’t see the ball until it is already in the air.

    21. Baseball players can’t hit a softball pitch effectively because they have never seen a pitch like that before. This is equivalent to a professional badminton player stepping onto a tennis court.

    22. Some researches say that softball hitters hit less than baseball hitters because softball pitches are considered more difficult to hit.

    23. Dealing with intruders is hard enough when people are on any property that has clearly been taken, but girls just make it worse.

    24. The softball pitch can seem that there are more difficulties because of the completely different style of pitching.

    25. If someone adds the same football helmet as American football has today and includes the Rugby tackling technique, it wouldn’t work as effectively because the football helmet would be in the way of the player that is trying to tackle the opposing player.

    26. There are many other tax free foods sold in stores, but by not taxing these essential items, there is no extra tax burden to buy essential items.

    27. I try my best to at least provide some justification to any statements I make in my writing unless I believe that the statement itself is justified by general knowledge of the circumstances surrounding my thesis.

    28. I demonstrated my idea of Core Value III by understanding who my readers are and what background knowledge they have on my topic so I know what ideas to give them and a background on what my idea is.

    29. I used it in my proposal +5 because it had the exact information that I was looking for when it came to football players thinking they’re indestructible but in actuality they aren’t.

    • davidbdale says:

      I see some remarkably smooth changes here, King, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
      Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  5. therealmoana says:

    30. I have always understood that writing any kind of paper, essay, or story to have quality, there must have more then one revision.
    31. Also, seeing different kinds of sources will help support claims are arguments.
    32.This evidence supports that though they are the best hitters, they have trouble with the softball pitching.
    33. Doing this is something that I will take out of this class. This can be done in any kind of paper. I feel that this goes into supporting evidence because the writer is supporting their claim while comparing it to other points of view.
    34.This source documents the kinds of governmental help through the Welfare Program.
    35.The ones I will be focusing on are emotional, behavioral, and relationship dysregulation, as these are very common in college students. The article gives examples of how DBT can help these kinds of dysregulation.
    36.The players that are known for being good at hitting any pitch, but can’t hit the pitch from a professional softball pitch states that there is something difficult about this kind of pitching.
    37. Background: This is a kind of myth buster video that studies the impact a softball pitch makes against a baseball pitch. They complete 3 kinds of studies. In each kind of test, the softball pitching excels over the baseball pitching.
    38. In Version 1, we laugh at ourselves for caring what kind of death is knocking. In Version 2 we laugh at the form the joke takes. I think that makes Version 2 a meta-joke, a joke about jokiness.
    39.Please throw away your notion that some people are more entitled to your humanity than others.

    • davidbdale says:

      I see some very capable changes here, Moana, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
      Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  6. romanhsantiago says:

    40.Though these sports are very similar with the same big idea, they are very different.
    41.Just because this painter is an artist, people usually believe that artists are good at all kinds of art, but that is not always the case.
    42.However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.
    43.How does one feel when their government pursues access to one of the most powerful tools in the current age? Giving the FBI that kind of power is a serious breach of trust.
    44.We do not discriminate; we do not hate; we accept all people; we accept all shapes and sizes.
    45.If someone adds the same football helmets as American football and includes rugby tackling it would work as effectively because the football helmet is in the way of the player trying to tackle the opposing player.
    46.Softball pitching is completely different. A softball pitch is thrown with the windmill, underhand motion. The mound is not elevated in softball.
    47.People all over the world play many different kinds of sports. Running, balls, nets, keeping score, courts, and fields are just a few aspects all sports have.
    48.They provide celebrities and other icons that catch your eye and actually pay attention to what you see and sometimes convinces you on the spot especially if you are not really sure what you want to eat or how hungry you really are.
    49.To fully end homelessness, the government needs to shift toward not just giving housing, but giving different multiple kinds of aid.

    • davidbdale says:

      I see some very nice changes here, Roman, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
      Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
      Examples:
      73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
      73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  7. nobinaryneeded says:

    60. However, if a style is changed to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as human beings, it can make all the difference. This care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient, to the scared college student.
    61. I cannot find it, but I want to know more about the study that the American Psychological Association conducted and the numerical data they found.
    62. Her nose starts running she’s so pissed, and there she is standing in a CVS, snotty and deaf with rage, as if she were a maniac, because a tiny elderly woman needs an extra minute to pay for her dish soap or whatever.
    63. But as well as the technology works, the major tool companies have failed to put this device on any of their table saws — even eight years after Grass offered to license it to them.
    64. We see the brilliancy of Grass’ technology but however the big name companies show signs of disbelief because it far too great of technology to be worthy of that caliber.
    65. Money isn’t something that has worth; it is something that has value. Different currency that is used to purchase something has no worth it is a place holder for something that does have worth.
    66. He is now sitting on the floor up against what looks like a bed and he’s bouncing something off the wall in front of him. It’s probably a ball but isn’t made clear.
    67. The design of the window implies that he’s in a house or apartment, most likely a residential building.
    68. A claim was made that in order to make many different cuts, the blade guard must be removed to perform the procedure.
    69. Since reading it, and other stories like it, I cannot look at the statistics without wondering what they really mean.

  8. davidbdale says:

    I see some remarkably smooth changes here, NoBinary, but I can’t tell if you’re finished.
    Do me a favor, please. As you work on sentences, mark them either CORRECT (if you didn’t have to change them) or EDITED (if you made a change). Thanks!
    Examples:
    73 CORRECT: Every adult is responsible for stopping this kind of behavior.
    73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.
    73 EDITED: Every adult is responsible for stopping behaviors like these.

  9. aeks123 says:

    40. EDITED: Though these sports are very similar with the same big idea, they are very different.
    41. CORRECT: Just because this painter is an artist, people usually believe that artists are good at all kinds of art, but that is not always the case.
    42. CORRECT: However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.
    43. EDITED: How does one feel when their government pursues access to one of the most powerful tools in the current age? Giving the FBI that power is a serious breach of trust.
    44. CORRECT: We do not discriminate; we do not hate; we accept all kinds of people; we accept all shapes and sizes.
    45. EDITED: If someone adds the same football helmets as American football and includes the same rugby tackling it would work as effectively because the football helmet is in the way of the player trying to tackle the opposing player.
    46. EDITED: Softball pitching is completely different. It is thrown with the windmill, underhand motion. The mound is not elevated in softball.
    47. EDITED: People all over the world play many different sports. Running, balls, nets, keeping score, courts, and fields are just a few aspects all sports have.
    48. EDITED: They provide celebrities and other icons that catch your eye and actually pay attention to what you see and sometimes convinces you on the spot especially if you are not really sure what you want to eat or how hungry you really are.
    49. CORRECT: To fully end homelessness, the government needs to shift toward not just giving housing, but giving different multiple kinds of aid.

    • davidbdale says:

      Aeks, you’re entirely right to call #42 CORRECT. It isn’t at all grammatically incorrect. Identifying correct grammar is the first part of this exercise. Good work.

      42. CORRECT: However, if they change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being, it makes all the difference. This kind of care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.

      I agree. Now, if you’re willing, the more important part begins. What is the argument or persuasive value of “This kind of care”? As the subject of the second sentence, it claims that a particular type of care “could benefit everyone.” But what is that type exactly? Grammatically, it’s the type in which caregivers “change their style to meet each patient’s needs, looking at them as a human being.” Two words, “this kind” represent all that language.

      That second sentence could be MUCH more persuasive by rephrasing all that language in a more memorable, bite-sized way. For example: “Individually responsive care could benefit everyone, from the most resistant BPD patient to the scared college student.”

      Again, you weren’t wrong to call the sentence CORRECT. It is. But the bigger lesson here is that vague language like “this sort of” or “this kind of” can always be replaced with much more effective, more specific language.

      Your response?
      I always appreciate interaction.

  10. studentwriter1212 says:

    These addicts might die with a needle in their arm, or just as likely sell themselves sexually for money to buy drugs or to commit a crime and kill people for drugs.

    There are many different food labels: “sugar free” “whole grain” and even “all-natural”; these all seem like very useful indicators of what product to buy; that is, if they were accurate.

    Money, however, is a middle man.

    Unless you’re going to distinguish between kinds or types or forms of middle man, you should avoid the words kind, and type, and form.

    But really, it’s pretty counterintuitive that a test like this can discover how much motivation people seem to have.

    I don’t want any African child without shoes! What kind of person would I be if I didn’t buy these shoes?! A gullible person, that’s who.

    Dad looks at the mirror and thinks in his head something really deep. He doesn’t say anything, but he is waiting for some kind of sound to happen. He looks scared thinking about something.

    Concrete structures built according to lax building codes (or built without oversight, or after bribing code officials) contributed thousands of deaths when they crashed down on their inhabitants.

    He is now sitting on the floor up against what looks like a bed and he’s bouncing something off the wall in front of him. It’s probably a ball of some kind but this isn’t made clear.

    The advertisement conveys a really strong message on violence against women. It shows the importance of teaching your kids the difference between right and wrong. Every adult is responsible for stopping this behavior.

  11. greeneggsandham234 says:

    20. CORRECT:During a baseball or softball game, this has to happen fast, and this takes time and finding the ball in the air takes time too. During both kind of pitching, the ball is blocked by the pitcher’s body at some point; therefore, the batter can’t see the ball until it is already in the air.

    21.CORRECT:Baseball players can’t hit a softball pitch effectively because they have never seen that kind of pitching before. This is equivalent to a professional badminton player stepping onto a tennis court.

    22.EDITED: Some researches say that softball hitters hit less than baseball hitters because softball pitching is more difficult to hit.

    23.EDITED:Dealing with intruders is hard enough when people property has clearly been taking, but girls just make it worse.

    24.CORRECT:The softball pitch can seem that there are more difficulties because of the completely different kind of pitching.

    25. EDITED:If someone adds the same football helmet as American football has today and includes Rugby style tackling, it wouldn’t work as effectively because the football helmet would be in the way of the player that is trying to tackle the opposing player.

    26.EDITED:There are many other tax free food sold in stores, but by not taxing these essential items, there is no extra tax burden to buy essential items.

    27.EDITED:I try my best to at least provide some justification to any statements I make in my writing unless I believe that the statement itself is justified by general knowledge of the circumstances surrounding my thesis.

    28.EDITED: I demonstrated my idea of Core Value III by understanding who my readers are and what background knowledge they have on my topic so I know what ideas to give them and a background on what my idea is.

    29. EDITED:I used it in my proposal +5 because it was exactly the source I was looking for when it came to football players thinking they’re indestructible but in actuality they aren’t.

  12. dunkindonuts10 says:

    1. CORRECT. Their faith in the currency was decreasing but soon was restored when a new idea of money was created. The idea of a different kind of currency was called Unit of Real Value, which wasn’t actually a real thing. URVs was a currency that stayed consistent because the real currency was used to determine how many URVs one had.

    2.To fully end homelessness, the government needs to shift toward not just giving housing, but giving different kinds of aid.

    3.Efficient programs depend on recipients who can reliably claim the benefits and put them to good use. The homeless can’t, and that is what prevents the homeless from receiving the aid they require.

    4.There are two types of homelessness: the chronically homeless and the episodically homeless.

    5.Concrete structures built according to lax building codes (or built without oversight, or after bribing code officials) contributed to thousands of deaths when the buildings crashed down on their inhabitants.

    6.Social mobility is a person’s ability to overcome their current economic class and move into a higher one. This kind of class flexibility is called “relative social mobility.”

    7.Richard Perez-Pena, in his article “Gun Control,” claims that gun control is a broad term that covers any kind of restriction on what type of firearms can be sold and bought.

    8. CORRECT.This page gives information on the number and kind of religions around the world.

    9.I explained the story of one of the people in the article to offer insight into the discrimination faced by Muslim Americans across the country.

    10. CORRECT. A statistic on the website “Adherents.com”, the largest database of its kind, states that theologists propose that there are as many as 4,200 recognized religions across the globe.

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