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    I am a bit confused

    I am a bit confused.

    I thought, the phrase "a bit" should be used only with nouns. But in the above sentence, I used it with the adjective "confused" but still it's very natural to my ear. So, I think, the phrase "a bit" could be used with an adjective also.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.

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    Re: I am a bit confused

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    I am a bit confused.


    I thought, the phrase "a bit" should be used only with nouns. But in the above sentence, I used it with the adjective "confused" but still it's very natural to my ear. So, I think, the phrase "a bit" could be used with an adjective also.

    Can you write examples using "a bit"?

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    Re: I am a bit confused

    I am a bit confused. [Is this sentence correct?]

    My sentence is a bit weird.
    You have a bit stammering.
    Oh ! got it. It should be used with only adjectives. Am I right?

    If right, Is the phrase "a bit" an "adverb phrase"?
    Plese help me.

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    Re: I am a bit confused

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I am a bit confused. [Is this sentence correct?]

    My sentence is a bit weird.
    You have a bit stammering. You stammer a bit
    Oh ! got it. It should be used with only adjectives. Am I right?

    If right, Is the phrase "a bit" an "adverb phrase"?
    Plese help me.
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    Re: I am a bit confused

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I am a bit confused.
    It ("a bit") is an adjective.

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    Re: I am a bit confused

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    It ("a bit") is an adjective.

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    How it could be an "adjective"?. I know that an "adjective" or "adjective phrase" should modify a noun. But here(I am a bit confused), "a bit" modifies the adjective "confused". So it should be an "adverb phrase", I think.

    Please help me.

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    Re: I am a bit confused

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    How it could be an "adjective"?. I know that an "adjective" or "adjective phrase" should modify a noun. But here(I am a bit confused), "a bit" modifies the adjective "confused". So it should be an "adverb phrase", I think.

    Please help me.

    a bit : SOMEWHAT, RATHER <the play was a bit dull>

    As far as I am aware "bit" in this phrase is a noun, which is being modified by the following adjective. A bit confused - somewhat confused/ a bit dull -somewhat dull.

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