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    for a bit

    I think it's more naturally to me say 'a bit'. I don't know why 'for' is before the sentence.

    'A bit obvious, perhaps, but anyway it would get rid of her for a bit.'

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    Re: for a bit

    There's a difference between a bit and for a bit:

    Ex: I can speak with you, but only for a bit. <for a short time>
    Ex: I only wanted a bit (of salad), but the server gave me an entire bowl. <a small quantity>

    Does that help?


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