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Rule "little bit"

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Description: little bit
Message: Reduce redundancy by using little or bit.
Category: Redundant Phrases (ID: REDUNDANCY)
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He was a little bit late.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
  • Every little bit will help.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
  • Sami felt a little bit stressed.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
  • However, we are a little bit concerned about the application of the policies to prevent trading on "material nonpublic information.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
  • Tom was a little bit embarrassed at first.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
  • I'm a little bit scared.
    Correction suggestion: little, bit
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He was a little late.
  • She has a little bit of a temper.
  • They offered a base salary a little bit as Jway proposed.
  • A little bit about me:
  • "Only a little bit."
  • A little bit coming on Friday.
  • It took a little bit to figure that out.
  • It helps if you know a little bit.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: LITTLE_BIT [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-20 22:33:06 +0200)