a little | a bit of | a little bit of

Point 49 in DETERMINERS is defined as:

quantifying determiners with uncountable nouns, often in informal and/or spoken contexts (‘a little’, ‘a bit of’ and ‘a little bit of’)

*note, ‘little’ is hard to tag as a determiner and not an adjective.  Also, we believe that pronouns and other determiners should be allowed since they refer back to uncountable nouns.


PELIC WRITING CLASS STUDENT EXAMPLES:

Also, I’m a person that can’t stay up all night studying. So I do a little bit of it daily.

Korean, Female, Level 3

 

They eat a little meat and many vegetables.

Chinese, Female, Level 3

 

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST:

Most people like my grandmother add a bit of lamb.

Female, Russia, B2


A search in iWeb for:

a little _NN1

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2 A LITTLE GIRL 27865
3 A LITTLE HELP 21139
4 A LITTLE BOY 12791
5 A LITTLE RESEARCH 12704
6 A LITTLE WATER 9638
7 A LITTLE KID 8326
8 A LITTLE FUN 7688
9 A LITTLE MONEY 7272
10 A LITTLE PIECE 6996
11 A LITTLE WORK 6491
12 A LITTLE BACKGROUND 5817
13 A LITTLE PRACTICE 5802
14 A LITTLE EFFORT 4500
15 A LITTLE LIGHT 4235
16 A LITTLE WAY 3898
17 A LITTLE OIL 3782
18 A LITTLE SALT 3739
19 A LITTLE THING 3721
20 A LITTLE HISTORY 3476
21 A LITTLE TROUBLE 3401
22 A LITTLE PATIENCE 3332
23 A LITTLE BREAK 3170
24 A LITTLE PLANNING 3035
25 A LITTLE CHILD 3025
26 A LITTLE TASTE 2955
27 A LITTLE LUCK 2952
28 A LITTLE SECRET 2894
29 A LITTLE LIGHTER 2890
30 A LITTLE SPACE 2734
31 A LITTLE ROOM 2689
32 A LITTLE CREATIVITY 2678
33 A LITTLE LOVE 2599
34 A LITTLE INSPIRATION 2397
35 A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE 2292
36 A LITTLE WEIGHT 2247
37 A LITTLE BABY 2206
38 A LITTLE INSIGHT 2191
39 A LITTLE PROBLEM 2155
40 A LITTLE TRICK 2146
41 A LITTLE NOTE 2112
42 A LITTLE COLOR 2060
43 A LITTLE TOWN 2056
44 A LITTLE BOOST 2032
45 A LITTLE STORY 2026
46 A LITTLE DIGGING 1956
47 A LITTLE THOUGHT 1895
48 A LITTLE IMAGINATION 1849
49 A LITTLE BOX 1825
50 A LITTLE VIDEO 1802
51 A LITTLE BUTTER 1738
52 A LITTLE SUGAR 1737
53 A LITTLE BACK 1704
54 A LITTLE FLAT 1695
55 A LITTLE PRESSURE 1681
56 A LITTLE INFORMATION 1655
57 A LITTLE HEAT 1653
58 A LITTLE CASH 1617
59 A LITTLE TIP 1612
60 A LITTLE SLICE 1609
61 A LITTLE HONEY 1533
62 A LITTLE KICK 1531
63 A LITTLE COLD 1517
64 A LITTLE ADVICE 1486
65 A LITTLE GUY 1475
66 A LITTLE DISTANCE 1462
67 A LITTLE GUIDANCE 1446
68 A LITTLE TWIST 1429
69 A LITTLE PUSH 1422
70 A LITTLE COOLER 1408
71 A LITTLE EXPERIENCE 1408
72 A LITTLE LEMON 1376
73 A LITTLE SIDE 1361
74 A LITTLE GAME 1355
75 A LITTLE CARE 1353
76 A LITTLE HOLE 1350
77 A LITTLE SHOPPING 1329
78 A LITTLE PLASTIC 1312
79 A LITTLE ATTENTION 1293
80 A LITTLE TWEAKING 1285
81 A LITTLE SPICE 1279
82 A LITTLE ELBOW 1270
83 A LITTLE EXPERIMENT 1265
84 A LITTLE PREPARATION 1262
85 A LITTLE TREAT 1254
86 A LITTLE PART 1241
87 A LITTLE GIFT 1239
88 A LITTLE DARK 1230
89 A LITTLE TOUCH 1225
90 A LITTLE MILK 1213
91 A LITTLE BOOK 1194
92 A LITTLE RAIN 1194
93 A LITTLE UPDATE 1187
94 A LITTLE HOUSE 1175
95 A LITTLE MATH 1175
96 A LITTLE VARIETY 1160
97 A LITTLE EXERCISE 1157
98 A LITTLE REST 1156
99 A LITTLE BROTHER 1153
100 A LITTLE AMOUNT 1149


a bit of _NN

1 A BIT OF TIME 21122
2 A BIT OF WORK 7680
3 A BIT OF RESEARCH 7348
4 A BIT OF FUN 7037
5 A BIT OF MONEY 6547
6 A BIT OF LUCK 3938
7 A BIT OF WATER 3636
8 A BIT OF TROUBLE 3468
9 A BIT OF PRACTICE 3112
10 A BIT OF HELP 2705
11 A BIT OF HISTORY 2668
12 A BIT OF EFFORT 2582
13 A BIT OF BACKGROUND 2566
14 A BIT OF WEIGHT 2202
15 A BIT OF INFORMATION 2156
16 A BIT OF SPACE 1946
17 A BIT OF EXPERIENCE 1643
18 A BIT OF PRESSURE 1561
19 A BIT OF ADVICE 1532
20 A BIT OF CASH 1531
21 A BIT OF SALT 1466
22 A BIT OF PATIENCE 1425
23 A BIT OF OIL 1360
24 A BIT OF CONFUSION 1347
25 A BIT OF ATTENTION 1285
26 A BIT OF COLOR 1268
27 A BIT OF TRIAL 1189
28 A BIT OF DAMAGE 1164
29 A BIT OF ROOM 1041
30 A BIT OF THOUGHT 1016
31 A BIT OF HEAT 1008
32 A BIT OF CODE 922
33 A BIT OF PAIN 921
34 A BIT OF PLANNING 915
35 A BIT OF VARIETY 897
36 A BIT OF NOISE 871
37 A BIT OF INTEREST 851
38 A BIT OF SUGAR 846
39 A BIT OF INSPIRATION 813
40 A BIT OF CREATIVITY 797
41 A BIT OF DIFFERENCE 793
42 A BIT OF INFO 782
43 A BIT OF COLOUR 781
44 A BIT OF KNOWLEDGE 769
45 A BIT OF INSIGHT 759
46 A BIT OF RAIN 755
47 A BIT OF POWER 732
48 A BIT OF HONEY 718
49 A BIT OF CONTROVERSY 714
50 A BIT OF SPICE 699
51 A BIT OF LIGHT 680
52 A BIT OF CONFIDENCE 679
53 A BIT OF FOOD 674
54 A BIT OF LEMON 654
55 A BIT OF DETAIL 652
56 A BIT OF BUTTER 630
57 A BIT OF IMAGINATION 626
58 A BIT OF STRETCH 623
59 A BIT OF TEXTURE 600
60 A BIT OF LIFE 594
61 A BIT OF HUMOR 591
62 A BIT OF EXCITEMENT 580
63 A BIT OF MAGIC 580
64 A BIT OF DRAMA 571
65 A BIT OF FORCE 570
66 A BIT OF SNOW 566
67 A BIT OF SPARKLE 563
68 A BIT OF BLOOD 561
69 A BIT OF TRAINING 558
70 A BIT OF DISCUSSION 551
71 A BIT OF CARE 548
72 A BIT OF PEACE 535
73 A BIT OF FLEXIBILITY 532
74 A BIT OF ENERGY 531
75 A BIT OF CHARACTER 526
76 A BIT OF MYSTERY 523
77 A BIT OF EXPERIMENTATION 520
78 A BIT OF SWEETNESS 517
79 A BIT OF SENSE 512
80 A BIT OF SUPPORT 512
81 A BIT OF DEPTH 507
82 A BIT OF EXERCISE 507
83 A BIT OF BANTER 503
84 A BIT OF SUCCESS 499
85 A BIT OF PAPER 496
86 A BIT OF STYLE 495
87 A BIT OF ELBOW 493
88 A BIT OF FLAIR 491
89 A BIT OF SKILL 490
90 A BIT OF DIGGING 480
91 A BIT OF PERSONALITY 476
92 A BIT OF MOMENTUM 474
93 A BIT OF AIR 471
94 A BIT OF OVERKILL 468
95 A BIT OF PERSPECTIVE 467
96 A BIT OF DIFFICULTY 464
97 A BIT OF RELIEF 462
98 A BIT OF NOSTALGIA 459
99 A BIT OF CRUNCH 458
100 A BIT OF GLUE 438


a little bit of _NN

1 A LITTLE BIT OF TIME 5577
2 A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY 2315
3 A LITTLE BIT OF WORK 1849
4 A LITTLE BIT OF WATER 1730
5 A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH 1610
6 A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK 1259
7 A LITTLE BIT OF HELP 1116
8 A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT 1020
9 A LITTLE BIT OF FUN 922
10 A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY 820
11 A LITTLE BIT OF PRACTICE 788
12 A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND 653
13 A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION 652
14 A LITTLE BIT OF KNOWLEDGE 535
15 A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE 533
16 A LITTLE BIT OF OIL 527
17 A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE 513
18 A LITTLE BIT OF PLANNING 499
19 A LITTLE BIT OF SPACE 486
20 A LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE 483
21 A LITTLE BIT OF WEIGHT 457
22 A LITTLE BIT OF CREATIVITY 417
23 A LITTLE BIT OF EXPERIENCE 402
24 A LITTLE BIT OF SALT 387
25 A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE 372
26 A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC 368
27 A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR 342
28 A LITTLE BIT OF CASH 328
29 A LITTLE BIT OF SUGAR 320
30 A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT 312
31 A LITTLE BIT OF HONEY 309
32 A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN 298
33 A LITTLE BIT OF HEAT 285
34 A LITTLE BIT OF HOPE 285
35 A LITTLE BIT OF ROOM 285
36 A LITTLE BIT OF THOUGHT 284
37 A LITTLE BIT OF BUTTER 265
38 A LITTLE BIT OF BLOOD 259
39 A LITTLE BIT OF PAIN 246
40 A LITTLE BIT OF ATTENTION 242
41 A LITTLE BIT OF IMAGINATION 240
42 A LITTLE BIT OF CODE 238
43 A LITTLE BIT OF PAINT 230
44 A LITTLE BIT OF INFO 224
45 A LITTLE BIT OF INSIGHT 217
46 A LITTLE BIT OF MILK 214
47 A LITTLE BIT OF ELBOW 213
48 A LITTLE BIT OF POWER 208
49 A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN 206
50 A LITTLE BIT OF CONFIDENCE 205
51 A LITTLE BIT OF MATH 204
52 A LITTLE BIT OF FOOD 202
53 A LITTLE BIT OF INSPIRATION 201
54 A LITTLE BIT OF TRAINING 195
55 A LITTLE BIT OF LUXURY 194
56 A LITTLE BIT OF LEMON 189
57 A LITTLE BIT OF PREPARATION 188
58 A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE 182
59 A LITTLE BIT OF TRIAL 176
60 A LITTLE BIT OF ENERGY 170
61 A LITTLE BIT OF FEAR 170
62 A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR 170
63 A LITTLE BIT OF SPICE 169
64 A LITTLE BIT OF COCONUT 166
65 A LITTLE BIT OF GLUE 166
66 A LITTLE BIT OF PLAY 164
67 A LITTLE BIT OF ADVICE 163
68 A LITTLE BIT OF EXERCISE 162
69 A LITTLE BIT OF LIFE 162
70 A LITTLE BIT OF CONFUSION 160
71 A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW 159
72 A LITTLE BIT OF NOISE 158
73 A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE 157
74 A LITTLE BIT OF SPARKLE 153
75 A LITTLE BIT OF SWEETNESS 152
76 A LITTLE BIT OF FAT 149
77 A LITTLE BIT OF STRETCH 148
78 A LITTLE BIT OF PREP 147
79 A LITTLE BIT OF STRESS 147
80 A LITTLE BIT OF SUPPORT 147
81 A LITTLE BIT OF TEXTURE 147
82 A LITTLE BIT OF AIR 146
83 A LITTLE BIT OF GUIDANCE 143
84 A LITTLE BIT OF HOME 143
85 A LITTLE BIT OF CARE 141
86 A LITTLE BIT OF INTEREST 141
87 A LITTLE BIT OF DETAIL 140
88 A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT 135
89 A LITTLE BIT OF CHOCOLATE 135
90 A LITTLE BIT OF MOVEMENT 135
91 A LITTLE BIT OF HOMEWORK 134
92 A LITTLE BIT OF FLOUR 132
93 A LITTLE BIT OF SUCCESS 132
94 A LITTLE BIT OF EXCITEMENT 131
95 A LITTLE BIT OF PEACE 129
96 A LITTLE BIT OF SKILL 128
97 A LITTLE BIT OF ANXIETY 127
98 A LITTLE BIT OF HAIR 127
99 A LITTLE BIT OF CONTROL 125
100 A LITTLE BIT OF SENSE 125


A2 vocabulary:

advice, air, bit, blood, break, care, cash, cooler, detail, difference, exercise,

gift, guy, history, honey, hope, information, lemon, luck, magic, oil , pain,

piece, plastic, practice, push, rest, side, slice, space, story, variety, video, way