[Grammar] Regarding the use of article.

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Joe333

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Sentence: "Agree, the game was bit boring in the first half." or "Agree, the game was a bit boring in the first half."


My question: Is it necessary "grammatically" to use article "a" before the word bit or would it do without it ?


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You need "a" before "bit."

"A bit is often used as an adverb with the same meaning as a little, especially in informal British English." --According to Swan's, Practical English Usage.

Also, instead of "Agree," I would say "Agreed" or "I agree."


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Hi razer. I'm currently half-way through my CELTA course. I have taught, but I don't know if that makes me a teacher!

Anyway, "a bit" is the phrase. The article is always part of it.

Use "a bit" in the same way as "slightly", "kind of", "quite", etc.
 
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