“Kind Of” vs. “A Kind Of” – English Phrase Lesson

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I was kind of tired yesterday, so I went to bed early. I have a comfortable bed. It’s made from a kind of memory foam. It keeps its shape, and has good back support. I won’t mention the brand here, but I will say it was kind of expensive. My sister said I was a kind of crazy person to pay so much for a mattress, but my back is kind of weak, so I needed some good support. The kind of bed you sleep in has a strong effect on the kind of sleep you can have, and your back’s health. The sales person explained the mattress very well to. That was kind of him.

Today, I want to show you how to use the English phrases, kind of and a kind of. Adding the indefinite article, “a” makes all of the difference.

We use kind of + adjective to mean “rather” or “somewhat:”

  • I was kind of tired yesterday.
  • The bed was kind of expensive.
  • This curry is kind of spicy.

We use kind of + person to mean “the person’s action is very kind:”

  • 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 to mean “a type of:”

  • 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

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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