to fit/ to fit with??

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enJoanet

Senior Member
Français
Hi!
Could anyone explain me the difference between to fit and to fit with and how to use them properly??

-With her qualifications, she should fit the job perfectly.
-The eventual size of the school should fit with this academic vision

-The latter is a much better fit with the idea of strict construction

I'm a bit puzzled at the moment...!
thanks in advance!
:)

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  • timpeac

    Senior Member
    English (England)
    For me there is a (slight) difference. In

    she should fit the job perfectly

    we are thinking from the jobs point of view - it is her who is sufficiently moulded to fit the job. In

    she should fit with the job perfectly

    this seems to me more reciprocal - she suits the job and the job suits her.

    As I say, it is only a slight difference though.
     

    enJoanet

    Senior Member
    Français
    Ok...I see
    So this is basically the kind of verbs that aren't exact synonyms but that in practive are pretty much interchangeable...
    many thanks!
    :)
     
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