a bit & a bit of

celine713

Senior Member
Chinese
here is a sentence from an article ,i am not sure whether it is ok,it goes like this
"we purchase a bit chocolate ."

looking up in the oxford dictionary ,there are examples on "bit"like this :a bit of bread ,advice.....bits of bread ,cheese,paper ...a fair bit ...a bit tired .....
so it seems that "a bit "should be followed by " of" to connect a noun ,and diretly followed by ajectives ,however , i am not sure about the other exceptions......
or is that a colloquial expression?
 
  • cufnc

    Senior Member
    English, Hindi
    "A bit of" is correct. "A bit" isn't correct used by itself when you're talking about a small amount of something.

    "A bit chocolate" makes me think of a piece of chocolate that someone has bitten.
     
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