English translation: kind of materials and turn them
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21:38 Jan 11, 2003
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary / COMPOSITION
English term or phrase:Kind of + plural
Thus, DuocUC School of Design intends to add value to this kind of materials and turn them into a viable production alternative with high social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Explanation: It is the materials themselves that will be turned into a viable production alternative, not the kind or type.
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materials of this kind
Explanation: I can't see a way of avoiding awkwardness in the sentence as it stands, but it would run much more smoothly, and without grammatical complications, if it read: ".... intends to add value to materials of this kind and turn them into ...."