paranormal type cases

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A case that Mulder wants to investigate doesn't seem to Scully to be related to the paranormal. She:
- Does this have something to do with an X-File? I thought you only liked those, er, paranormal type cases. Am I missing something here?
The X-Files, TV series

It's not (paranormal) (type cases),
... but (paranormal type) (cases), that is, cases of the paranormal type
Thank you.
  • Glenfarclas

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    If I were writing this down -- this type of thing is much more common in speech than in writing -- then I would use a hyphen: paranormal-type cases. And yes, your interpretation is correct; compare "Asian-style salad."

    Cross-posted w/ Florentia...
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