Speaker A: Were you surprised about my confession?

Speaker B: Not really. Kinda figured (it) out when you held my hand last night."

Kinda figured it out has 180 hits on Google Books. Kinda figured out has 394 hits on Google Books. So I'm not sure which one is more idiomatic and common in informal speech.

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    The hits for kinda figured out were probably followed by an object: kinda figured out [X] or kinda figured out [how to X] or kinda figured out [why X did Y] In your example, kinda figured it out is apt. – Brian Hitchcock Apr 26 '15 at 3:34
  • Jason Chen meet jano Chen. . . – Mari-Lou A Apr 26 '15 at 4:05
  • @Mari-LouA Ha, and I think we look alike. – janoChen Apr 26 '15 at 5:26
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the data comparison looks flawed. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 26 '15 at 23:26

The two phrases "kinda figured it out" and "kinda figured out" can both be grammatically correct (assuming you use colloquial language instead of "kind of"), but they must be used in different contexts.

"Kinda figured it out" can be used like a verb:

I kinda figured it out.

while "kinda figured out" can be used like an adjective:

I got it kinda figured out.

So it depends on which one you prefer.

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