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The difficult part is when to add the article “a”. Is there a rule of adding “a” when the word after “kind of” or “sort of” is a noun or adjetive?

Juan

    I’m not very sure but I observe that when an adjective is used, we don’t add “a”. When a noun is used, there is an “a”. I hope this comment will help you.

    hijadej

    Juan, we use “a” or “an” before a singular count noun. An adjective can’t be counted, so we don’t use “a” or “an” before it, unless it is followed by a noun. Ex. “He’s kind of an important person.” “He’s kind of important.” Hope this helps!

    Alex

      Thank you for your answer. My test was bad because I have problem with a or an before kind so i need a lesson about this grammar rule.

      vilainpetitcrapaud

      sir please tell me .
      He’s kind of important person.(important person is a noun)
      He’s kind of important.)(important is an adjective_)

      saddymehmoodbutt

      please correct me my above commment I explain true difference between the sentence please correct mm.

      saddymehmoodbutt

      Yes it is helpful sir….

      Ram sahu

    Iam kinda occupied now days

    kotoz

Btw, the lesson is great, thanks.

Juan

this lesson was kind of easy, but good enough. thanks 2 u Alex.

Efrain

    “thank to u” it is wrong
    thank u Alexxx

    fakhranda

Great!I really love it.

Amy

Hello Alex! Thanks for your great teaching videos. But I heard the siren many times in the videos, is that place where you are working kind of unsafe? haha~ Cheers!

Elvis

thanks a allot for your a good lesson mr allex ………………….

Eng. adam

Hello, Alex! Thank you for the lesson!

alice12

hello alex your a good teacher.thanks

polubhuvanendrasivanreddy

can I be a friend in facebook alex my
username of facebok:bhuvanendra brahmi

polubhuvanendrasivanreddy

Asimov invented the word “robotics”
He was sort of a visionary.
we observe the word visionary is noun that is why we use there “a”

fakhranda

    Thanks Fakhranda coz tell me clearly how I use kind of and sort of with or without “a/an” before noun and adjective.

    giangvuong

    Actually Asimov didn´t invent the word “robot”. The word you mentioned is of czech origin (a slavic language) and it means “to work hard” (robotovat). It was used in Karel Capek´s novel R.U.R.

    jirka

Daredevil is a darker superhero than Super-Man.
He is kind of depressed a lot of the time.
“depressed” is adjective, becouse of that we dont add “a”.

fakhranda

Robin Hobb wrote The Farseer Trilogy
It is a fantasy series that is sort of realistic.
Realistic is adjective, because of this it wasnt added “a”.

fakhranda

I really really like the way of your teaching , thank you from bottom of my heart.
i wish you make a lesson about when to use “to do” and “doing”, if you don’t mind … thanks once again :)

Bigenner

Thanks Alex!

sanikommu007

i’m a little bit confused,what the different between i’m kind of a and i’m kind of…..

Sheila Efrilia

    “Kind of a” is followed by noun, whereas “Kind of” is followed by adjective

    Hope it helps.. :)

    satrio93

Hi Alex I loved these lessons. thanks for teaching english. but other teachers also good in teaching. ı really enjoyed to take part in this website

selcukbektas1976

What is exact difference between “Kind of ” and “Sort of”

Thanks for information

Jitendra

That,s a good lesson, Your teaching method is excellent

Vajira

this lesson was really good thanks for it =)

ELENA

Wow. Thank you very much. Awesome teaching skills.

ariunbolor

    Alex is a wonderful teacher.

    realgentle

Bravoooooo!
So,generally speaking there’s no difference between them,is there?!
We can use both nouns n adjectives after them,Right?????????!!!!!!!!!

fatiima8

    yes it is right

    fakhranda

      Hello Fakhranda.I`m glad to see you here.I am proud of Azerbaijan and its people.I wish you good luck…

      eltun

      thank u ))

      fakhranda

        İt s good see Azerbaijanian here. good luck everyone. improve ur english
        Azərbaycanlıları burda görçək xoşdu.

        nikmosu1988

thanks alot

amrghaly1987

Thanks a bunch.

mursaleen45

it is reaaaaaaaly kind of amazing lesson. it was my first & will not be my last.

eino

Thank’s!

emil87

Very nice lesson, i can understand everything

nick

great!!!

thienduc

Hi Alex, I want series of lectures on analytical writing section of the GRE.
Thanks a million.

mursaleen45

I’m learning english….
I understand a little lesson.
Please…. can I help you?

junqoli38

    lol

    Girayhan

thanks alex

mohammed511

hi alex could you please explain to me what’s the difference between( it’s kind of a) and ( it’s kind of)
i mean i need to know where could i choose between that both sentences

ikiller

    Hi ikiller,

    As others have mentioned, we use “a/an” before a singular count noun. An adjective can’t be counted, so we don’t use “a/an” before it, unless it is followed by a noun. See my response to Juan’s question above for more details.

    Thanks for your question!

    Alex

Very nice lesson,
thanks a lot.

M Johmani

Hi Alex,
You are a great teacher!
Thanks a lot.

Mario

Hi Alex, that was a great explanation, i just want to ask u some questions regarding the use of conjunctions like the differences between as well as and besides or whenever and provided, hope u can help me out, thanks

vladimir20

thanks it was usefull for me ) and i waiting for your answer to “ikiller”

freddy

HI SIR
FROM YOUR LESSSON ,I HAVE LEARNED MORE
THANK U VERY MUCH

shyam579

It was really really helpful for me.. thank you EngVid.. :)

hemanga

Thanks a lot Alex for your lesson and special effects!!!

Ste!

thanks so much. its so useful.
so i understood how to use them. but another hand, u means its no diffirent between “kind of” and “sort of”?!
i just what to answer the question u offered. and i didnt see that u said about this.
thank u!

linhhoang190

    Hi Lin, as I mentioned, there is no difference in meaning between the two phrases.

    Alex

      Alex you said that there is no difference in the meaning, but in the uses, is there a difference?

      karem95

thanks ! pls teach some more similar words .

mmasoe

Amazing Lesson. Thanks :)

loveyleena

nice lesson.
thanks alot

yousef89

I HAVE TO KNOW MORE . I NEED IT

kidane2003

Great teaching…. Thank you very much..

cool

thanks…great job

masoud

Hello Alex.Thank you very much for your lessons.I would like to have a colleague like you.Thank you again.Good job :)

eltun

I did need to learn this lesson.I was in a terrible doubt after hearing of kind of this and that.I was kind of doubtful,but I’m not anymore.Thanks a lot,Alex.

dsilva179

he looks kind of Peter Griffin from Family Guy XD

melinka

your explanation is so confused, you need to be more exact, I didnt understand anything

destrozador

thanks mr alix gr8 lesson but im alittle confused

salma

Thank’s for help.

santostri

I have a question:
May I say: I feel a little tired or hungry,…?
Thank’s.

santostri

Thanks a lot!

Alberto Quintal V.

Hi,I like all your lesson ,they are very clearly ,thank you So much

Leyla

Hi my name is max, I’m Italian and I would like to suggest to you something:
I love your way of teaching I love all of you but I think that for each video lesson you should enclose an exercise or something similar because the lessons are really great but reaaly short as well and so please give us something to master your wonderful lessons. I would like to get more information about the rules, idioms, phrasal verbs and everything that could give me an improvement. So please try to consider my request. It might be a great help to understand better everything you are teaching us. thank you for everything and for your time. As you can see my English is not so good that’s the reason why I’m trying to improve it. thank you. massimiliano

castagneto

    We try to give you practice with our quizzes, and we also have some resources that you can access at the top of the page. Google is a great way to get more information as well.

    Alex

Nice topic to study, thanks teacher!
I’m really want to know the difference among wanna, going to, will…
a friend of mine asked about that and I havent any answer, you guys would teache us about these topic, or does it already exist?

Gracias teacher!
See ya

carlosserra

I am new here and have to say here is great

alkantr

thanks a lot!!! a whiteboard is kind of white.

leobsas2000

Hi!,Mr.Alex. you said that no difference meaning between both of them,don’t you? It means I can use them instead of each other? Ex. I’m kind of love him. or I’m sort of love him….?

็Honey

thank you very much

ali engineer

thank you Alex it´s useful lesson

khalilss

thank you Alex

sarytheone

it is really really edicational. Thank you

seher

Thank you very much for your lessons

gokmen

Thank you, Alex. I like your lessons.

larchik0104

It,s really good for me thank,s for this lesson and for this web great…..

monaib

tha’s so helpfull

Daniphord Mwajah

super!

edytak

thank you Alex

adambook

it is kind of a good job Alex. i am kind of understand.

oguz

This lesson is sort of easy

Muhammad Farooq

excellent! i like this lesson…pls give us more example how to use A and AN in the sentence.

arvin

it’s a great lesson thank u very much, in the quiz I just missed one. yuppi!!

kari

actually i am facing problem in making sentences will u please help me what should i do so dat it will be easy for me????

sivani

thank u

kodumudi

Hi,Thank you it is very nice lesson

oqab666

You’re the most understandable speaking teacher here :D ! thank you.

mockingjay

Very good!

emilia

got perfect score. thanks and have a nice day Alex!

edsideco

nice

hitata

Good explanation! thanks:)

rodfri93

I get right 2 answers , Still need learn more

Mizar Febrian

KINDS OF GOOD

abm

good.

spare

Hi Alex!Thnx the lesson helped a lot!!

pamela91

Hi Alex, I have correct all the question that has been asked in the quiz but i am not really satisfied as i crazed. I will appreciate you if you can give more explanation about this topic.

sarah

wao!!! thanks alex!! this was a great lesson. i have learned new vocabulary!!

macevedo

thank yOu s0 muCh Mr:ALEX i really appreciate the way u teach us. .its kinda bore lecture ;))

arsh9mm

So I can say I’m kind of hungry and I’m soft of hungry ?

Hiro

    If you mean “sort of” and not “soft of,” then yes. ;)

    Alex

is this right sentence
‘i am sorta hungry’

azra22

    Absolutely!

    Alex

      sort of – sorta
      kind of – kinda (fast english)

      nikmosu1988

Salam, Mr Alex!
I am very lucky to take part in your lessons, It iz very helpfull.

Thanks

aida

Salam, Alex!
It is qood to take part in your lessons.
I am from Azerbaijan. WE have alot of language teaching centres. I liked your way of teaching and atmosphere of the lessons.
Thanks a lot.
Aida

aida

hey alex plz could you make a video on have been and has been

azra22

Thanks for the video, it helps me a lot to improve my english skills!

livbr

good work i liked! by my speaking bad. i can understand and writing but speking .. :(

nikmosu1988

Hey Alex, how are you? the other they I saw a comment on twitter that said ”it’s rather weird” and I really got confused. Can we use rather as we use kind of or sort of? Greetings from México (:

Emy

    Yes, rather can be used in that way.

    engVid

Hey Mr. , I have a question, in the second one : Isaac Asimov invented the word ‘robotics’.
He was a sort visionary.
He was sort of a visionary.
He was a sort visionary.
He was a sort of.
I chose the second one,and I scored it, but you said, we just put an ”a” or ”an” if it is followed by a noun. and in this case it doesn´t followed by a noun. =/

emyreth

    Visionary can be used as a noun, as it is in this sentence. In this case, visionary means “a person of unusually keen foresight”.

    engVid

Thanks for the lesson!!!

Sergey(Ukraine)

Thanks, it is very useful for me.

nino1988

thank all of you…

anilb

Your lessons are getting better and better!!!!!!!!!

You are a great teacher!!!!!

Ani

hello my teatcher i need worknig with me in interview ambassy canadian
plz mr

issam155

this my skype issamsannak

issam155

hi i like this video lesson i’m forward to see more thanks a lot

NAIMA

thanks Alex

nashat anwar

very help full

alaa

I’m kind of learned this subject

Hemn

My dear Alex, Thank you for your help. you are a very good teacher. God bless you…I am trying very hard to speak Englis good and your lesson helps me so much thanks agin…

hanna

I just discovered this website on u. I am very thankful i found it…its really a great help for some people am also one of them. May God bless u guys…

Jed

Thank you very much dear Alex)))

hnar90

Wow, Alex! Your lessons are very useful and interesting.

Paratishpa

Very good lesson like always Mr. Alex.

Thank u very much to all the Team for this job, I am learning English in a fun but very good way!

Diego

Hi,Mr.Alex.
can we use either a or an before sort of or kind of? Even the Oxford dictionary does not mention any article before these words.please reply

Manoj

This is kind a important lesson for me. Actually I didnt exactly know them before. Thanks….

Sameera

yes i get it
thank you so much alex

fatna

So, are they interchangeable in all the situations?

gammexane

    I mean not just in the examples you gave… are they ALWAYS interchangeable?

    gammexane

Great teacher and great tip. Thanks

adriano

I keep improving my English thanks to your lessons!)))

katerynakoziar

hi,my name’s dear. i live in Thailand. and i like English,i get it. thank you. ^^

Dear

Hi, Thanks Alex. I enjoy your lessons and what you gonna teach here :D

nuchsara33

hi teacher alex how are you and your the best teacher and i injoy from every your lesson thank for your lesson

zaher

    Wait, hold on, I thought you said Emma was the best teacher! :P

    engVid Moderator

      Hahahaha Moderator, you really read our comments!!! I understand my friend here, because they are so good teachers, we get kind of confused which is the best… well, maybe James should speak a little slowly, anyway, they are fantastic!!!

      Sally S

Dear Alex
I like your lesson so much, i like your voice and the way you taught. But let me ask you a question, i think after preposition ” of ” you must use a noun, but i saw you used all adj ” tired, important, hungry….”. So i do not know this is only for speaking or i can use it in writing?
Thank you so much for your lesson and if you have time, please let me know..

THIEN

    Both are possible. You can follow sort of/kind of with either a noun, adjective, gerund, or preposition.

    “He’s sort of a big deal.”
    “I’m kind of angry at you.”
    “He’s kind of studying.”
    “I’m sort of in the middle of something.”

    Alex

Dear Alex
Thank you so much for your explaining, i think this lesson help me so much.

THIEN

Thaks

gaushik

Thanks so much Alex, your teaching is excellent

argenis

Thanks Alex, it is very helpful.

M. Munir

I enjoyed this lesson! It is really useful! Thank you Alex!

Sally S

thank you so much alex, i enjoyed alot with this lesson your are a great person

parwiz amini

I enjoyed with this lesson,Thanks

safa85

Your explanations are very good. Thank you!

RAC

thanks too much your lesson is really enjoyable as well as your topics that you choose…. can i use a noun after -kind of-and the meaning does not change??

jouly39

DEAR SIR

i have a little prob on the usage of ”where”..i know how to use it with all other ways besides this rule please help me..
I wanna know how to use ”where” with these words and what the grammar rule is..pls give me a few examples of your own ones..

1 Due to the volume of emails we receive we are unable to respond to the emails where the answer can be found on our web site itself

2 If you have gone to a website where you have to create an account for yourself..

3 This procedure should be followed in cases where dishonesty has been alleged.

4 I heard a strange noise from the upstairs where the children were playing.

5 There is a stage in life where you can’t even hold a cup of tea.

Thanking you
Roystan

roystanbonzo

It*s not kind of great work, it*s a huge work helping people to improve their English))))My appreciations!

petrywka1992

I like that you speaking slowly and clearly. I can learn not only from the articles you was teaching but also your conversation. I like when you told us about the busy street outside. Its kind of informal.

vidhyakorn08

hey sir, i love all your videos. m learning a lot. thanks a lot for helping me in learning english………..

suman4068

Scrolling down to write a comment is sort of nightmare! is it correct without “a” before nightmare?

amir1977

Really useful lesson! Thanks Alex

sgmmm

thanks alex!! you’re a terrific teacher :)
I can’t belive that I understand this lesson , thank you :)

carmen912

Thank you Alex, wonderful lesson!

Dorian Garcia

Thank you a lot!

larysa6165

Hello sir ,

Thanks a lot for all of your excellent and useful efforts .You are my best teacher ever.let me please tell you I just noticed that we can only use (sort of ,kind of ) with verb to be ,i hope my notice would be correct .

Jasmeen Tereskov

I am sort of broke right now :(
Thanks a lot Alex

huenhanp102

Thank you teacher for your useful lesson. Now, I know how to use it.

trangpnguyen

finally! Thanks!

FerranBCN

Thanks a lot, Mr Alex!!!

Ip Man Lee

Look out!Police,run out )

Tymofyi

I think Assimov was a visionary. Not kind of/sort of. Dorian Grey was the narcissism. Etc.
I’ve just understood what you mean. When you are talking to uneducated people, you adds kinda/sorta meaning “this guy don’t have any idea about we are talking about”.
Am I wrong? I don’t know. I am sort of bewildered.
As you can see my English is ‘sorta’ short.
Thanks a lot.

aroibas

Thanks got 80%.

Abdul Qayum

Thank you, Alex. Your lessons are useful and interesting!

Ana5124

Alex, I love your classes!!!!

adrianaorion

I wonder where you guys are located, I’ve heard those sirens at least three times already haha by the way, thanks for the lesson, it was one of my doubts!

Cleomir

Hi alex,

U r really awesome ty for ur trips & lessions..!

Thanks,
Sarath

Sarath Alokam

Thank you ,that is make me understanding

jiamin

I am kind of confused :-)

irantransfo

which one of these is correct?
1. He’s kind of a showoff.
2. He’s kind of showoff.

shellcoder91

    a show-off

    engVid

      Thanks a lot :)

      shellcoder91

This lesson is kind of useful . Engvid is sort of an amazing educational site .

aboood1994

Hi Alex. May I ask you a question?
Is this sentence correct?
I’m a little bit hungry.

danghuuphuc

Thank you Alex, but I have a problem when use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before the noun.

emrah.bulduk@hotmail.com. … For skype online conversation to you guys!

emrahbulduk1987

Very helpful. Now I know how to use them In a sentence

Alieu Badara

Thank you. Useful

Nadir

thanks Mr alex

benilia

i was kind of confused. got 40 :(

Saiful Anwar

Thank you Alex.I love the way you’re teaching.

Pikulpinky16

5/5

ann ann

okay, 5/5

ann ann

The difficult for me.

werawan

thanks, Alex! It was interesting, but
I didn’t understand – what difference between
sort of and kind of?
and when I have to use ‘kind of’ , but when ‘sort of’????

Andrew-cap

Alex, may i ask you to clarify the difference between “a kind of” and “kind of”?

Alexande

Thanks for lesson. You are great Alex..

aras008

i am sort of fun of your lesson.

aras008

Hi alex
In what situations we should put articles ahead of “kind of“/sort of / type of. Examples given by you, articles were placed after them。I look forward to your reply????Thank.

lhy623

I was wondering what is the difference betwen “kind of” and “sort of” so far. Now I Know! Thanks for this lesson Alex.

YanaVini

Thanks Alex, I have a question, in the second one “2. Isaac Asimov invented the word ‘robotics'”. With this answer,”He was sort of a visionary”. Was it necessary to put the article “a”? By the way,your explanation was clear as a bell, I would like to recieve a class when we can know to use “as and like” thanks a big hug

Vicco

5/5. perfect

ann ann

Thank you very much for this lesson.

Vivimi

thank you.

ann ann

i relly like your lessons Alex, thanks a lot.
i would like to know if you can make a video about present perfect continuous or past perfect. I can see that is very common and useful and it is a little difficult fo many people and me. i think it would be great. thanks.

eherrerae107

Why the 4th question option “it’s fantasy series that has sort of realistic..
Is not correct..

Santhosh85083

Thanks a lot
continue

alharth

Great teacher! Thank you Alex!

Jonathas Wilhem

Thank you teacher in your lesson…

alphan

The point is between kind of and short of are same meaning, is it right?

Rustam xsm

Thank you Mr. Alex!

Alex-1956

Thank you Alex for the lesson!

Taha21
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