Which is correct:
"Stay here a bit longer" or "Stay here for a bit longer"?

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Stay here a bit longer

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to ask someone to remain in a place for a little more time.

Examples:

  • Can you stay here a bit longer? I need your help.
  • I want to stay here a bit longer to enjoy the view.
  • Let's stay here a bit longer and see if they show up.
  • She decided to stay here a bit longer to finish her work.
  • Please stay here a bit longer until I come back.

Alternatives:

  • remain here a bit longer
  • linger here a bit longer
  • stick around here a bit longer
  • hang out here a bit longer
  • stay here a little longer

Stay here for a bit longer

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English.

This phrase is used to ask someone to remain in a place for a little more time, with the addition of 'for'.

Examples:

  • Can you stay here for a bit longer? I need your help.
  • I want to stay here for a bit longer to enjoy the view.
  • Let's stay here for a bit longer and see if they show up.
  • She decided to stay here for a bit longer to finish her work.
  • Please stay here for a bit longer until I come back.

Alternatives:

  • remain here for a bit longer
  • linger here for a bit longer
  • stick around here for a bit longer
  • hang out here for a bit longer
  • stay here a little longer
Both phrases are correct and commonly used in English. They have a similar meaning and can be used interchangeably. The choice between 'stay here a bit longer' and 'stay here for a bit longer' depends on personal preference or the flow of the sentence.

Last updated: March 26, 2024

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