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little bit

This page is about the collocation little bit


slightly, or a little

For example

  • We were a little bit lucky to get that last goal.

  • If he'd studied just a little bit harder, he'd have passed the exam.

As presented here, this collocation functions as an adverb. It can qualify an adjective, as in "the weather's a little bit better today", or qualify an adverb, as in "the train arrived a little bit late".

Quick Quiz

I got to the station a little bit early, so I

a. had to catch the early train

b. had to wait a little while

c. just caught the train
a) had to catch the early train b) had to wait a little while c) just caught the train

Contributor: Matt Errey