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1. This package is a tad bit heavier than the other one.
2. This package is a little bit heavier than the other one.
Hi everyone! Between "a tad bit" and "a little bit", could you please tell me which one is used more commonly in daily conversations?
Thanks a lot!
For me it's a toss-up between tad & wee. Tad might come out a tad ahead.
I know that "tad bit" is an accepted phrase but the redundancy has always bothered me. It's just one of my many quirks but that phrase jumps out at me everytime I hear it. It's right up there with 'hence why".
I have never heard "tad bit". For me, it has to be "a tad heavier". Otherwise, "a tad heavier" and "a little bit heavier" are both fine.
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