Could you explain me the "kind of" expression usage? I know it as "somehow" ,a colloquial expression. I don´t know if I have used it in these sentencesin the right way.
"My mother was also kind of a refined woman "and this would have the same meaning of a woman so refined, or such a refined woman? "They were kind of strange people"
Another question: "kind of" can be used followed by a verb?" I think I should kind of thank you for your help last month." Or " He kind of broke up when he could recover his puppy again. "
As you can notice, I am trying to learn English. I thank you a lot.