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    Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    Hello all members!

    I would like to ask you something.

    Are the below-mentioned structures acceptable to you and do they mean the same?

    Is it appropriate for you to do it =? Is it appropriate that you should do it? Do they mean the same?

    Is it suitable for you to do it =? is it suitable that you should do it? Do they mean the same?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    As an NES but not a teacher, I believe your sentences, in themselves, are ambiguous.

    To me:

    Is it appropriate for you to do it? - means "is it appropriate for you personally to do it?"
    Is it appropriate for you to do it? - means "is it appropriate for you to do it at all?".

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    R21

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    Re: Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    Could I ask other members for their opinions?

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    Re: Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    I don't really like "Is it suitable for you to do it?" at all, although I can't quite put my finger on why not.

    I agree with Route21 that the "appropriate" sentence is ambiguous. However, it's not grammatically incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    My main question is as follows:
    Is it appropriate for you to do it =? Is it appropriate that you should do it?
    Is it suitable for you to do it =? is it suitable that you should do it?

    Is there an agreement between the structures, both in case of "appropriate" and "suitable"?

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    Re: Is it appropriate/suitable for you to do it/that you should do it

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    My main question is as follows:
    Is it appropriate for you to do it =? Is it appropriate that you should do it?
    Is it suitable for you to do it =? is it suitable that you should do it?

    Is there an agreement between the structures, both in case of "appropriate" and "suitable"?
    Yes, you explained that in post #1. However, it is pointless to ask us about the structure of a sentence which is not natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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