"He likes (these kinds/this kind) of Books."

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    Perhaps a little more context would help. Is there more than one book at hand? Is there more than one kind of book? They are correct but distinct statements. Dec 22, 2017 at 20:07

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Both of them can be correct depending on what you want to say.

He likes this kind of books. Here all books have the same type. For example, those are all novels.

He likes these kinds of books. Here the books can have different types. For example, some books are novel whereas some other are Science fiction or other kinds of books.

  • There are science fiction novels, but you make a good point.
    – Davo
    Dec 22, 2017 at 20:51
  • Hello, Bob. Please don't give 'answers' on ELU to questions unsuited to a website aimed at linguists. Dec 22, 2017 at 21:11

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