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    fitted and fit

    Dear teachers,

    I was to wear a fitted sweater.
    Could you please explain if I can use "fit" instead of "fitted" since we can say "a fit place"? If I can't could you please explain why?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: fitted and fit

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was to wear a fitted sweater.
    Could you please explain if I can use "fit" instead of "fitted" since we can say "a fit place"? If I can't could you please explain why?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    (Not a teacher)
    Both are functioning as adjectives.
    But the subtle difference is:
    "fit" is normally used as a predicative while "fitted" is used as a pre-modifier before nouns.
    Examples for "fit"
    We had to make sure the land was fit for drilling.
    Some of the food was not fit for human consumption.
    This book is not fit for publication!
    Examples for "fitted"
    a fitted wardrobe, a fitted kitchen, fitted carpets.
    (Source: Longman Dict.)

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