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    I am kind of torn

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help to make the proper choice of the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    I know that he needs to make his own choices about where he goes and what he does ' and so I am kind of torn between saying, "This is what I think you ought to do," and saying, "Stay with the moment and focus on each day and your studies and the next day will take care of itself."

    kind of = sort of = rather, somewhat

    tear between = struggle to do [cope with] everything at once as in : he struggled to cope with one's work and study or be divided in one’s mind or be in two minds about

    Thanks for your efforts.



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