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Refers to distinguishing traits that categorize people or things similarly. SlideBirdwatchers know which type of bird they've seen by its features.
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Choice ExpressionPlay
Use 'type of' to express preferences or choices among categories. SlideIn restaurants, I prefer the type of dessert that's chocolate-based.
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Not SpecificPlay
'Type of' indicates a general category, not a specific item or example. SlideShe is interested in the type of books you rarely find anymore.