Grammar rules are my kind of rules :D
So I suppose "kinda" is out of the question.
I kind of like using kind of. ;)
Is it OK in dialogue? Most people kind of say it a lot. :)
I think "familiar style" refers to times when it's used in dialogue or to establish a regional tone to the voice.
Another very good point, duly noted. Thanks for sharing, Margo. Always good to be here. Silvia @ Silvia Writes
I kind of need help with my grammar. (not joking) Thanks Margo. :)
I would guess that most of the time "kind of" is used in the familiar.
That's a good grammar tip. "I kind of like you" is not exactly the best endorsement anyway, is it?!Keep Calm and A-ZAn A-Z of learning EnglishRound the world from A to Z