Learn English Vocabulary – Fit vs. Suit

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What is the difference between FIT and SUIT?

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.

Keep in mind the best way to remember this or any vocabulary in English is to take the word or phrase write it in a sentence that’s true for you or true in your world and then memorize your sentences.

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Comments 4

  1. This is excellent for my students because in Hebrew, these two words are one word! So, when someone says ‘zeh lo matim li.’ I don’t know if they’re saying ‘It doesn’t fit me or it doesn’t suit me!’

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