Kind of and a kind of look like similar phrases, but actually in English they are very different. A lot of English learners confuse these phrases, so for today’s FREE English Podcast Lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use these phrases in your everyday English conversations and writing.
Here are the example sentences:
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We use kind of + adjective:
- I was kind of tired yesterday.
- The bed was kind of expensive.
- This curry is kind of spicy.
We use kind of + person:
- It was kind of you to help me with my homework.
- It was kind of Jack to lend me his car yesterday.
- Can I help you find something? Yes, that’s very kind of you.
We use a kind of + noun
- The bed is made from a kind of memory foam.
- A smart phone is a kind of pocket computer.
- My sister said I was a kind of crazy person to pay so much for a mattress.
Today’s listening challenge:
- Who gave an opinion about Michael and what was that opinion?
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