Tad

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Tad

Post by Stevenloan » Sun May 21, 2017 5:16 pm

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!

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Sun May 21, 2017 5:37 pm

For me it's a toss-up between tad & wee. Tad might come out a tad ahead. ;)
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Post by trolley » Sun May 21, 2017 6:26 pm

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".
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Post by Phil White » Sun May 21, 2017 9:00 pm

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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