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    Most people fit into

    Most people fit into at least one of these types(social, conventional, investigative, artistic, enterprising, etc)
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    Can "suit" substitute "fit into" here? If not, what is the difference between "suit" and "fit into" here?

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    Re: Most people fit into

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Most people fit into at least one of these types: social, conventional, investigative, artistic, enterprising.
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    You don't have to say "into."


    Can "suit" substitute "fit into" here? If not, what is the difference between "suit" and "fit into" here?
    Ir doesn't work very well. A type might suit a person, but a person wouldn't suit a type. Remember that a suit is also clothing. A suit can fit you, but you can't fit a suit.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Most people fit into

    If "fit into" here doesn't work but "fit", this, a middle school textbook's content doesn't seem to be one written by a native speaker. Could you let me know why "fit into" doesn't work here?

    Most people
    fit into at least one of these types: social, conventional, investigative, artistic, enterprising.
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    You don't have to say "into."

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    Re: Most people fit into

    Either fit into or fit works.
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    Re: Most people fit into

    No, you can't substitute "suit" for "fit into". However, you could use "belong to" there.

    www.dictionary.com

    (You substitute something FOR something.)

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    Re: Most people fit into

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    If "fit into" here doesn't work but "fit", this, a middle school textbook's content doesn't seem to be one written by a native speaker. Could you let me know why "fit into" doesn't work here?

    Most people
    fit into at least one of these types: social, conventional, investigative, artistic, enterprising.
    =======================


    You don't have to say "into."

    I didn't say "into" is wrong. I said it's not needed. Both are fine.

    Sorry. Didn't mean to confuse you.
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    Re: Most people fit into

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Most people fit into at least one of these types(social, conventional, investigative, artistic, enterprising, etc)
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    Can "suit" substitute "fit into" here? If not, what is the difference between "suit" and "fit into" here?
    No, you shouldn't use suit here because suit a type just doesn't make sense.

    Fit into is better, but still not a good choice because fit into a type doesn't really work - something may fit into a category, but not a type.

    Belong to a type is maybe a little better but still not strictly correct.

    I would suggest using are of (or, better yet - completely rephrase the sentence).

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