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Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:20 am   Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #85 "Common English Errors (1)", question 1

There are many ......... of jobs in Oregon right now.

(a) sorts
(b) brands
(c) kinds
(d) forms

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #85 "Common English Errors (1)", answer 1

There are many kinds of jobs in Oregon right now.

Correct answer: (c) kinds
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Why is forms incorrect?

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Kinds #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:44 am   Kinds
 

Hi,

You wouldn't use the word forms here because this is too specialised. You would use it as follows:

There are many forms of music suggesting different compositions.

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Sort & kind #3 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:29 am   Sort & kind
 

Hello, everybody!!

First at all, congratulations for the page. It's the best web page to learn English which I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them. Could you please explain to me why can't I use 'sort' in the sentence: '...sort of job...' in the quiz about English errors from elementary level?

Thank you so much
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Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs #4 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:59 am   Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs
 

Hi,

Can you tell me the exact test reference, please?

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Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs #5 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2006 14:10 pm   Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs
 

Hi Alan

I assume it's the same test question as the one the thread started off with:
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ei085/esl-test.php#one

'Sorts' is considered to be an incorrect answer in the test.

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Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs #6 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2006 14:49 pm   Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs
 

Hi Amy,

Thanks for that - I must go to Specsavers!

A

Hi Moni,

You're right. 'Sorts' would' work here also for me.

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Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs #7 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2006 15:15 pm   Many kinds of jobs VERSUS many forms of jobs
 

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'Sorts' works for me, too.
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