The Norwegian pronoun det 'it, that' is basically third person neuter singular. Under certain conditions, it can have antecedents that are not neuter singular (for example Marit kjøpte en kylling - Det kjøpte John også 'Marit bought a chicken (MASC) - John bought one too'). Used this way, the pronoun does not refer to the same object as its antecedent; Borthen 2003 calls it a 'type anaphor'. This paper argues that type anaphora are not a unitary phenomenon. There are two groups with very different properties. One group realizes what was called surface anaphora in Hankamer and Sag 1976; the other group has a generic or eventive interpretation.