friendly and thoughtful to others
group having similar characteristics; sort; type; variety
"sculpture is a form of art"
"what kinds of desserts are there?"
"kind to sick patients"
"a kind master"
"kind words showing understanding and sympathy"
"thanked her for her kind letter"
"a dry climate kind to asthmatics"
"the genial sunshine"
"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
"our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
O ye who sought to find Unending life against the law of Kind.
出自： W. Morris
The kindest thing Evelyn could do was to ignore her nervousness.
出自： J. Rule
Mother Andrea had a sweet face and was kind and gentle.
出自： A. Burgess
The winter..of damp and sulphurous fogs, had not been kind to her.
误 It is very kind for you to help us.
正 It is very kind of you to help us.
析 It is very kind后面的介词是of,不是for,这是固定用法。
误 People have always been kind with me.
正 People have always been kind to me.
析 “对…友好”要用be kind to来表示,而不能用with来代替to。
误 What kind of a book do you want?
正 What kind of book do you want?
误 This is the kind of a day that makes me lazy.
正 This is the kind of day that makes me lazy.
析 what kind of, the kind of等之后用单数名词,且不用冠词。
误 As a shop assistant,I meet all the kinds of people.
正 As a shop assistant,I meet all kinds of people.
析 泛指时, all后面不用定冠词the。
误 I like these kind of players.
正 I like this kind of player.
析 these是复数,不能用来修饰单数名词kind; this是单数,因此可以充当kind的修饰语。
误 This kind of books are really interesting.
正 This kind of books is really interesting.
析 以kind of结构为主语时,谓语的单复数取决于kind本身的单复数。如果kind为单数,谓语用单数形式,反之,则用复数形式。
误 Books of this kind is quite expensive.
正 Books of this kind are quite expensive.
析 在名词+of+kind的结构中, of kind是定语,所以谓语动词的数取决于被修饰的名词,即真正的主语books。