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    If I'd just had a little ___ longer, I know I could have made it.

    Is it necessary to fill the blank with the word "time" in this case? Please.


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    Re: Word

    If I'd just had a little ___ longer, I know I could have made it.

    Is it necessary to fill the blank with the word "time" in this case? Please.
    You really don't need any word in there. You certainly can't use the word time.

    If I'd just had a little time longer, I know I could have made it. (X)

    About the only word you could put in there is bit:

    If I'd just had a little bit longer, I know I could have made it.

    It's understood you're referring to time.

    If you want to use the word time, you need to say something like this:

    If I'd had just a little more time, I know I could have made it.

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    Re: Word

    If I'd just had a little longer, I know I could have made it.


    Which word does "longer" modify-- "had" or "a little"? Please.
    Last edited by puzzle; 22-Sep-2009 at 13:08.

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    Re: Word

    Any help?

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    Re: Word

    No, "a little longer" as a noun phrase is a habitual substitute for "a little bit more time."

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    Re: Word

    Thank you!

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