The meaning of suitable and suited.


I think that "suitable" and "suited" have some different meaning but most native English speakers just told me that "suitable for" and "suited to" are right, but we can see "suitable to" and suited for" as well, especially in dictionaries.  I think the meaning of "suitable" is related to "ability" because of the meaning of"-able", so I think there is some nuance between them and "for" and "to" can be followed to both "suitable and suited". What do you experts think? Thank you so much.

edited Sep 12 '12 at 12:03 Hans Contributor

Hello Mr. Kwang, I don't understand why you don't vote when your questions are answered.

sanjaySep 12 '12 at 18:22

I was waiting and thinking. From now on, I will keep it in mind.

HansSep 13 '12 at 02:29

Thank you very much, Mr. Kwang. I told you because they are all volunteers who are constantly guiding us to improve our language.

sanjaySep 13 '12 at 03:41

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I disagree. As far as I can tell, suited is a predicative adjective, whereas suitable is an attributive adjective.

link comment answered May 16 '16 at 21:28 Alejandra Romo New member

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