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What is the difference between 'fit' and 'suit'? How can you use them in everyday conversation? Read on to learn more!

A piece of clothing that 'fits' is the right size.

"The white jacket fits you."

"The hat fits."

You can also use 'fit' to talk about furniture that is just the right size.

"This table fits here."

"I don't think the bookcase will fit in my new apartment. It's too big."

If you are talking about clothing that 'suits' you, it means it makes you look good.

"Does the new outfit suit you?"

"Bright colours suit me. I don't look good in dark colours."

You can also say that something 'suits' something else. In this case, 'suit' can mean that it is just right.

Again, this can be used to talk about furniture.

"The other furniture is white in the living room so the black coffee table suits the room really well."

'Suit' could also be used to talk about colours or patterns.

Do not be confused with the noun 'suit' which can refer to a business suit - a formal jacket and pants worn over a business shirt.

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