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Do you think Mike is eligible/fitted/apt/qualified/up to this job, You´ve just offered him.?
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As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, my thoughts are as follows:
Do you think Mike is eligible for the job that you´ve just offered him?
Whilst Mike might be qualified as a ladies hairdresser in the UK, he may find himself inelligible for an equivalent job in the Middle East, as males are not allowed inside many ladies hairdressing/beauty salons here.
Do you think Mike is fit for/suited to/suitable for the job that you´ve just offered him?
He appears to be light on experience in some critical areas.
Do you think Cecil is apt/appropriate for the job that you´ve just offered him?
He may have been trained in welding, but don't you think that he is, perhaps, just a little too effeminate to be apt/appropriate for working in a shipyard.
Do you think Mike is qualified the job that you´ve just offered him?
He may have a University degree, but it's in Music, not in Engineering
Do you think Mike is up to the job that you´ve just offered him?
He doesn't appear to have the "get up and go" that we need.
Hope these few thoughts help - with apologies, in advance, to those concerned about "political correctness"!