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Hi teachers,

Do these two questions have the same meaning?

a) What kind of day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.

b) What sort of a day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.

What about this one, is it right according to the answer?

Which season of the year was it? It was summer.

Thanks in advance
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What kind of and what sort of are synonymous expressions. An indefinite article can be used with them with a singular noun, but it is often omitted: What kind/sort of [a] film was it?

Talking about last Saturday, I would probably just say: What was Saturday like? It was beautiful!

CB
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Thank you very much. So for you Cool Breeze, these two are right:

a) What kind of (a) day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.

b) What sort of (a) day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.

But the best one should be:

What was Saturday like?

It was beautiful.

It was a beautiful day.

Right?
Thinking Spaina) What kind of (a) day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.
b) What sort of (a) day was Saturday? It was a beautiful day.
But the best one should be:
What was Saturday like?
It was beautiful.
It was a beautiful day.
All are correct but I cannot be sure which is "best" as I'm not a native speaker. I think all could be said by a native speaker somewhere in the Anglo-Saxon world.

CB
Thank you so much Cool Breeze. You really have helped me. [Y]
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