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    Using the Right Word: kind of, sort of

    Friday, April 02, 2010

    These phrases are used informally to mean "somewhat" or "rather"; avoid using them in formal business communications.

    Unacceptable: Sales have been kind of slow this quarter.
    Acceptable: Sales have been somewhat slow this quarter.

    (From Write for Business, page 233, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 45)