improve a little bit

Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

This is the dialog between me and someone who wants to speak English like me:

Someone-How could I speak like you? Fluent and less mistakes in your expressions? Can I succeed in three months?
Silver-No, you can't.
Someone-Then what I can do if I want to speak fluent English if I can't succeed it in a short span of time?
Silver-You can improve a little bit every day.

(Someone is a woman who wants to learn spoken English but without foundation.)

I wonder if the underlined part is natural. I think it's okay. Maybe there could be a better improvement.

Thanks a lot

Intended meaning:

If everyone one improves a little of of their English, maybe he/she doesn't speak very well now, in the long run, with the help of everyday improvement, one can speak very good English.
 
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  • Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    Your sentence is fine.
    Thanks a lot, Parla.

    After reading comments in #3, I have a new question. Do I need to say:

    You can improve it (=your English) a little bit every day.

    I hope someone can help me with this. I looked up "improve" and found that one can either improve something, improve your English or something be improved, my English can improve.....

    Thanks a lot
     

    Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    When we know what's being discussed we don't need an object.

    How can I improve my English?
    You can improve by practising a little bit everyday.
    It's not quite clear to me where you want 'the little bit' : is it improve a little bit or improve a lot by doing a little bit everyday?
     
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