Fit vs. Suit – English Vocabulary Lesson

Michael Confusing Words, Vocabulary 4 Comments

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Jimmy bought a new jacket this week. It really suits him. He looks good in leather. The jacket fits him very well too. I think leather jackets don’t suit me, even if they fit.
Today, let’s have a look at the difference between fit and suit.

We use fit to talk about the size or shape of something. Fit means the size is correct.

  • The jacket fits Jimmy well. It’s exactly his size.
  • This sofa is too big and doesn’t fit in our living room.
  • My suitcase is full. I can’t fit anything more in it.

We use suit to say that something goes well, or doesn’t go well with a person or a thing.

  • The jacket suits Jimmy well. It makes him look handsome.
  • This sofa has a strange color pattern and doesn’t suit our living room.
  • My suitcase is too small. It doesn’t suit my three-week business trip at all.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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