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Kind of makes me wish that I had parents who would arrange a marriage for me if my love life fails. - discussion about marriage in india

makes here is predicate verb, Is Kind of, which is at the beginning of the sentence is subject? Kind of is not a noun: how can it be a subject for the sentence?

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In informal speech, words that are obvious from the context are frequently omitted: this is called converstational deletion. In this case, the omitted word is it.

It [kind of] makes me wish that ...

Kind of is an adverbal phrase meaning to some extent.


The subject has been omitted in this informal sentence. The subject is probably "It", meaning "this situation" - "This situation (kind of) makes me wish ...". We could also use "this" or "that". Subject pronouns are often omitted in informal speech or writing.

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