a kind of/ kind of

  1. Article is a kind of adjective.
  2. Articles are kind of adjectives.
    Are these sentences grammatically OK?


‘A kind of’ means a type/ a sort of. In informal speech ‘kind of’ ‘sort of’ suggests ‘almost’.

In (2) this would mean that they are almost like adjectives

An example: It’s getting kind of dark and so I think we should start our journey home.

I would stress that this is essentially an informal/conversational construction.