Common mistake bitter in taste (bitter)

Common Mistake: "bitter in taste" (bitter)

One common mistake that people make when describing the taste of something is using the phrase "bitter in taste" followed by the adjective "bitter".

This kind of construction is redundant and unnecessary. When you use the word "bitter" to describe a taste, it is already understood that the taste is bitter.

Correct Usage:

  • The coffee has a bitter taste.
  • She couldn't tolerate the bitter flavor of the medicine.

Incorrect Usage:

  • The juice is bitter in taste.
  • The chocolate has a delicious sweet taste.

Instead of saying "bitter in taste", you can simply use "bitter" to convey the same meaning. This will make your writing more concise and avoid unnecessary repetition.

Linguix grammar checker can help you identify and correct such redundant phrases to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of your writing.

bitter in taste (bitter) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    This beer is bitter in taste.

    This beer is bitter.

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