a bit of herbs- count or uncount

romsterson

Member
Slovak
Hello there,

there is this grammar book where the unit deals with the expressions of quantity.
The exercise asks to match the correct expression with the nouns.
a bit of ... luck/knowledge/fun/herbs

My question concerns the expression a bit of herbs. Can I use that way?
Can you say "I have a bit of herbs"? "Pass me a bit of herbs, please."
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    It's possible, colloquially:

    I'm going to add just a bit of herbs to the meat mixture, so as not to overpower the flavour.

    We more often talk about "a pinch of herbs".
     
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