a bit of herbs- count or uncount

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romsterson

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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

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    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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