443 – Using A Little, A Bit, & A Bit Of – Talking About Small Quantity

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When you want to talk about a small quantity of something, you can use the phrases a little and a bit or a bit of. Both of these indicate a small amount of something, but a lot of English learners get stuck on when to use a bit and when to use a bit of. As well, it’s important to remember the word order. So for today’s English lesson, let’s check out how to use a little and a bit or a bit of naturally!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • I like to have a little sugar in my coffee.
  • I like to have a bit of sugar in my coffee.
  • If you put a little sauce on that pasta, it will taste much better.
  • I had a bit of free time today, so I finished reading my book.
  • I’m a little tired so I’m going to go straight home after work. I’ll hit the gym tomorrow.
  • The food in that restaurant was good, but it was a bit expensive.
  • That roller coaster is a little scary for me.
  • At the party, we ate a little, we drank a bit and we had great time.
  • I wasn’t very hungry, so I only ate a little at lunch.
  • That book was a little boring. I just read a bit and gave up.
  • He talks a little slower than I do.
  • It takes a bit longer to get to Boston than it does to get to Washington from here.
  • Can you please walk a little faster?
  • If you want to have a meeting, I have a little bit of time tomorrow.
  • Jack said he is a little bit tired, so he’s not coming to the gym with us tonight.
  • Tom said he danced a little bit at the party and hurt his back.

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