What to say to a boyfriend when he lazes around in the house.


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Hi Agape77,

Both 'types' and 'kinds' can be followed by plural countable nouns or singular uncountable nouns. For example:

There are different types of orange. [this would be uncountable and refer, for example, to the colour 'orange']

There are different types of oranges. [this would be countable and refer, for example, to types of the fruit 'orange']

It is possible for 'type' to be followed by a plural noun, but it is rare and it is only when the noun is not never in a singular form. For example:

He was wearing an unusual type of trousers.

As far as I am aware 'type of' and 'kind of' are interchangeable.


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Well understood. Thanks a lot for the great job you're doing on this site.

At first glance it may seem that the guy misbehaves. In fact, she is behaving disrespectfully and provoke him this.

I think the video is great .. a good way to practise listening and enrich our vocabulary in an enjoyable way .. thanks for your effort
I think if I had such a slob friend , I would have sought for another place to live in, I can't adapt with such messy personality

no video links available here ..but

Hello again Sandhya,

I'd recommend you do the same I thing suggested in my response to your other comment.

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First of all, I would like to thank you for this amazing website.
Actually, I have a slob friend, And we have been living together for two years (2009 and 2010).
He is my best friend, but I have not know that he is a slob guy before I had lived with him.
At first, I tried so hard to make him change, but unfortunately I couldn't. I tried to take with him but he never listen to me. Then I tried to be a slob guy as he is, but that had not worked also. so i give up and we had hired a housemaid to clean up after him.

Oh this kind of persons make me angry and scared .I will teach them how to organize himself and i will be very strict with him

Haha that's good

yeah the girl is absolutely right,