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    bikegmb is offline Newbie
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    Question kind of, sort of

    What is the difference between "kind of" and "sort of"

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    Default Re: kind of, sort of

    Not much. Both are informal when used like "I'm kind of (usually said "kinda") busy right now" or "It was kind of like being in a roller coaster."

    Usage like "It was a kind of butterfly, but one that I had never seen before" is not informal, but I don't think that's what you meant?

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    Red face Re: kind of, sort of

    when does a native speaker use type of instead of kind of
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