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    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)

    Please assist!

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    Re: fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post

    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)

    Please assist!
    Yes, it seems OK.

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    Re: fitted

    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.

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    Re: fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it seems OK.
    Sir,

    Do you agree it as correct or incorrect?

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    Re: fitted

    Friends and Teachers,

    Any thoughts?

    Please help!

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    Re: fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post

    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)

    Please assist!
    I would have preferred "The templates that were used did not fit the scenario" (or possibly "scenarios").

    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.

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    Re: fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would have preferred "The templates that were used did not fit the scenario" (or possibly "scenarios").

    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.
    Thanks emsr2d2 for your response!

    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.

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    Re: fitted

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    Thanks emsr2d2 for your response!

    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.
    Ah! I'm embarrassed to say your manager is right. The simple past of "fit" in this context is indeed "fit".

    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.

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    Re: fitted

    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?'

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    Re: fitted

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    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?'
    "Fitted" does exist. Your manager was right when he quoted "being fitted for a tuxedo" meaning that someone underwent a fitting session at a tailor's shop.

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