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  Ed Good  —  Grammar Tips

If you mean “rather, somewhat, or somehow,” use those terms, not kind of. When you use the expression what kind of, you should not include the article a. Thus:

What kind of job do you want?

Not:

What kind of a job do you want?

Example: I was somewhat uninterested, but I managed to ask her what kind of college her daughter wanted to attend.

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