Common mistake little bit

Common Mistake: Little bit

One common mistake that people often make when using English grammar is the phrase "little bit." Oftentimes, native English speakers will use these two words together when they actually mean the same thing. This creates a redundancy that can be easily avoided.

To fix this mistake, it's important to understand the meaning of each word individually. "Little" means a small amount or size, while "bit" means a small part or portion. Therefore, using both words together is unnecessary and redundant.


  • Incorrect: I just need a little bit of time.
  • Correct: I just need a little time.
  • Incorrect: Can you speak a little bit louder?
  • Correct: Can you speak a little louder?

By removing the word "bit" from these sentences, we can convey the same meaning in a clearer and more concise way.

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little bit mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He was a little bit late.

    He was a little|bit late.

  • Incorrect:
    Every little bit will help.

    Every little|bit will help.

  • Correct:
    He was a little late.
  • Correct:
    These bits are too large. This little bit will fit the pony's mouth perfectly.
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