The word "type" has a few different meanings. The first one we’ll concentrate on has to do with the formation of a category or a kind. In the examples below, "type" is a noun.
- What type of car do you like to drive? (What kind of car do you like to drive?
- She’s attracted to the type of man who is ambitious.
- We like the type of pizza that they make.
- Jeremy is not the type of person who would say mean things about his coworkers.
- She’s not his type. (He isn’t attracted to her.)
- He’s not her type. (She isn’t attracted to him.)
- Don’t buy that printer cartridge. It isn’t the right type.
- What type of ice cream do you like?
vanilla ice cream in a cone
When this word is used as a verb, "type" has a completely different meaning.
- She’s learning how to type.
- He typed out his answers to the questions.
- Use a keyboard to type on a computer.
- Typing is a good skill to learn. (The word "typing" is a gerund.)
- I can type about 60 words per minute (60 wpm).
- Do you know how to type?
Can you type?
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May 15, 2013