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    Question a bit

    "A bit" means "a little, slightly". Can it be used before nouns? Can we say "I have a bit money?"


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    Re: a bit

    Hi, Daisy,
    Yes, it can. A bit of patience, courage, money, salt and what not.
    Cheers

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    Re: a bit

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    "A bit" means "a little, slightly". Can it be used before nouns? Can we say "I have a bit money?"
    It can, but only with "of" in most cases, as in your example: a bit of money.

    One can say "I have a bit part in the school play.

    It can also be an adverb: It is a bit warm in here.

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