Have a lock fitted/fitted on

Discussion in 'English Only' started by GandalfMB, May 15, 2014.

  1. GandalfMB

    GandalfMB Senior Member

    Yellow Beach, Bulgaria
    Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
    Greetings,
    If a friend of mine said that he had to have a new lock fitted on the front door, and I bumped into him a few days later, would it be correct to ask: "Have you had a new lock fitted on yet?" or "on" is redundant? I think that on should not be left out. Do you agree?
     
  2. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    On is superfluous, but a better sentence would be: "Have you had a new lock installed yet?"
     
  3. GandalfMB

    GandalfMB Senior Member

    Yellow Beach, Bulgaria
    Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
    Thanks, Pete. Yes, I agree and that's probably what I would say. I came across a sentence, in which "fit" is used instead of "install" and that's the reason I used it. Install does sound better, though.

    Thank you for your help :).
     

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