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1. What is the difference between the following sentences?

1. What kind of sports do you like?

2. What kinds of sports do you like?

Remind you or me that there are a limited number of sports being played today.

3. What kind of interests do you have?

4. What kinds of interests do you have?

2. How are the two sentences different?

I am walking the dog.

Is this sentence putting more of its focus on the dog and the fact that walking is being done for it?

I am walking with a dog.

Is this sentence stating the abvious, walking with a dog?
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1. What is the difference between the following sentences?

1. What kind of sports do you like?

2. What kinds of sports do you like?

It seems to me that in question 1, the expectation is that the answer will be one sport, or perhaps their favorite sport. While question 2 would be asking for a few examples. Same thing for the below questions.

Remind you or me that there are a limited number of sports being played today.

3. What kind of interests do you have?

4. What kinds of interests do you have?

2. How are the two sentences different?

I am walking the dog.

Is this sentence putting more of its focus on the dog and the fact that walking is being done for it?

I am walking with a dog.

Is this sentence stating the abvious, walking with a dog?

"I am walking with a dog." is an unusual statement. Pets just aren't usually referred to this way. Maybe "I am going for a walk with my dog." as opposed to "I am walking the dog" which usually means you are taking them outside to relieve themselves.
In addition, a rule of thumb for the usage of "type/kind/sort of" and "types/kinds/sorts of":

"type/kindf/sort of" takes a singular noun and "types/kinds/sorts of" takes a plural noun.

"kind of sport"

"kinds of sports"

"kind of interest"

"kinds of interests"
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Thank you.

But don't tell me that the sentential construct like below is incorrect?

What kind of sports do you like?

What kind of interests do you have?
Hi,

With all due respect, I don't think the phrase "I am walking the dog" necessarily means helping it to relieve itself. Are you really sure of its meaning? I think it just means I am taking a walk with a dog.

I am sure you know what you are talking about but the thing is that I haven't heard that kind of meaning for/on ???? that phrase.
Believer
Thank you.

But don't tell me that the sentential construct like below is incorrect?

What kind of sports do you like?

What kind of interests do you have?

I normally use:

What kind of hobbies do you have? / What hobbies do you have?

What type of hobbies are you interested in?

Now I know, "kind of interests" is also correct!

I always thinking that (My concept is) "interest" must add "in"! Hahaha...

Thanks!

CK
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Believer
Thank you.

But don't tell me that the sentential construct like below is incorrect?

What kind of sports do you like?

What kind of interests do you have?

Such constructions are informal in style and shouldn't be used in formal writing.