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    #1

    A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    Are these both phrases correct?

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    #2

    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    The first is not grammatical.

    He/she is a bit shy.

    "Shy" is an adjective, not a noun, so you can't have "a bit of shy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    Are these both both these phrases correct?
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    #4

    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    If that's the case of correcting my phrase, I would be happier if you had corrected it as "are both of these phrases correct"?

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    #5

    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    If it makes you happy, then use 'of'. I'm very happy without it.

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    #6

    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    If that's the case of correcting my phrase, I would be happier if you had corrected it as "Are both of these phrases correct"?
    Well, there's gratitude for you.
    Your correction does not make much of a difference there, to be frank. Americans appear to use that version more than the Brits do, though.

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    #7

    Re: A bit of shy/a bit shy.

    Regardless of variant, the original did need correcting.

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