Or, perhaps, it’s not a kind at all? A type maybe?
A panda is a kind of bear.
Pandas are a kind of bear.
“Panda” is a kind of bear.
(Saying “type” in place of “kind” would work equally well in these examples.)
- *Panda is a kind of bear.
- *Panda is a kind of a bear
(Saying “a panda is kind of a bear” would be a colloquial way of saying that is in some way like a bear, but isn’t one really.)
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