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which one is correct?



lilufes
Indonesia

which one is correct?
 
dear all,
could you tell me which one is correct:
1. write or write down  
2. kinds of animals or kinds of animal 
thank you. have a nice day! 

1 Apr 2021      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

1. It is nuanced, but write down is more like an instruction. It is what teachers say most usually. Write this down = take notes. Write is just the general verb: what are you doing? Im writing. 
2. I think this depends. Kind can be used in the singular, so I think any combination, depending on the context. What kind of animal is Scooby Doo? What kinds of animal/s eat grass? Actually, there are a lot of links explaining this. There is one here: 
 
 

2 Apr 2021     



lilufes
Indonesia

thank you for the explanations.

4 Apr 2021     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Adding to Lynne’s excellent explanation: an author writes novels for a living, but he writes down his ideas on paper to capture them before he forgets them.

7 Apr 2021