Not very much <vs> kind of

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Hello everyone,

Is the expression "not very much" a synonym of "kind of", in the contexts below?Which of them is better? [kind of or not very much?] Please, take a look.


Jake: Do you like Formula 1?
Tim: Not very much

Rooney: Did you understand what she said?
Mike: Not very much


Thank you very much in advance!
 
  • perpend

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    Hello everyone,

    Is the expression "not very much" a synonym of "kind of", in the contexts below?Which of them is better? [kind of or not very much?] Please, take a look.


    Jake: Do you like Formula 1?
    Tim: Not very much

    Rooney: Did you understand what she said?
    Mike: Not very much


    Thank you very much in advance!
    Not really a synonym. No.

    J: Do you like Nascar (?)?
    T: Not really.

    R: Did you understand what she said?
    M: Not really.
     

    perpend

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    Hi Xavier, it's not familiar to me. I'd probably say: Not so much.

    I hope that makes sense.

    "kind of" is more positive, whereas "not really" / "not so much" indicate that you don't actually like it.
     
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