Interested in Language
The templates that were used never fitted the scenario.
Is the usage of the word "fitted" incorrect in the above sentence?
(I am trying to say that the scripts or the templates used were not apt)
Thank you very much for your response, Sir. But, my manager has sent an email to me stating that it is incorrect. I haven't asked him, why.
Friends and Teachers,
Having said that, your original isn't grammatically incorrect although the use of the word "never" is perhaps not entirely necessary.
It would be interesting to know why your manager said it wasn't correct.
This is what my manager replied -
Fitted is the past tense act of fitting some thing. i.e. I was fitted for a tuxedo.
In this case you would need to use fit because you have a past tense reference to the action itself. It should have been, "The templates that were used never fit the scenario."
PS you took "never" out of my sentence and replaced with "did not." Please tell me if it sounds correct with "never" in it.
Did the template fit the scenario?
Yes, it fit very well.
I think "fitted" has become so commonplace that it didn't even occur to me when I read it!
I still don't like "never". I assume that you and your manager are talking about a specific example of a template being used inappropriately. I think "never" is a little over the top. It is possible, I think, that perhaps in the past, at a time that neither you nor your manager is aware of, that that particular template might have fit the scenario very well.
Thank you for your help and advice.
I was sending a coaching log to one of the associates here. It goes to my manager as well. So, he corrected me stating that it is incorrect.
So, isn't there a word called 'fitted?'