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    #1

    fine with me , fine by me

    hi,

    how you doing ? here's my question below:

    1. it's fine with me
    2. it's fine by me

    any differences ?

    thank you in advance for your time !


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    #2

    =)

    fine with me--> is correct english

    i have never heard anyone say its fine by me. i think its wrong
    i think it is just idiomatic.


    i am not a teacher, if i am wrong pleaase correct me :D


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    #3
    well i hate idoms in english grammer

    for example here is one
    it is very important to believe that your friends are sincere and honest with you.

    it is wrong to say it is very important to believe that your friends are sincere and honest to you.

    i guess its the same with the question you posted
    again i only know canadian english haa haa

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    #4
    In British English we could say both and there's no real difference.


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    #5
    I'm no teacher but I use and have heard both.
    Don't forget to capitalize your I's, Gonghai.

    FRC


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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I'm no teacher but I use and have heard both.
    Don't forget to capitalize your I's, Gonghai.

    FRC
    :D :D I won't forget, francois :D :D


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    #7
    :D :D


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    #8
    thank all of you for your help! :)

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