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Can I say, "She is kind of like the same"?
Thursday April 25th 2013
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Can I say, "She is kind of like the same"?
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Can I say, "She is kind of like the same"? – César, Mexico

 

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Yes, you can definitely say this! The expression, “is kind of like” is common in casual speech, especially among younger people, and it sounds very natural. (Don’t use it in a formal speech or writing.) 

In the sentence you are asking about, “is kind of like” is used to soften the claim that she is the same, and to suggest that she is only partly the same, not completely. “Is kind of like” is often used this way. 

Here are three examples of people using “is kind of like”, found in a quick search on Twitter and on the Web. 

  1. “When you fall in love, it’s kind of like you go crazy.”
  2. “Being from Utah is kind of like being from the south.”
  3. “The song is kind of like the foundation, but the singer and the production have to bring something more to make it work.”

I hope this answers your question. 

 

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