What is the formal way to say “a bit”?
What is the formal way to say *a bit* in an essay, for example, in the sentence beginning “It is 'a bit' different from”? Is "a little" formal enough?
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Native speaker with formal training and research experience in Spanish
You could try "somewhat" as in "somewhat different from" or you could rephrase: "there are subtle differences", "there are few differences", "subtle differences include..."
Bachelor's in Writing and Rhetoric with Writing Tutoring Experience
You can omit the phrase entirely and just say "It is different from..."
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