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fine by me or fine with me? [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2005, 07:54
What's the correct usage?

Either of the dates is fine by me

or

Either of the dates is fine with me

and why?

Thanks,
Venkat
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2005, 11:10
It is fine with me ..
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Re: fine by me or fine with me? [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2005, 11:56
vkat007 wrote:
What's the correct usage?

Either of the dates is fine by me

or

Either of the dates is fine with me

and why?

Thanks,
Venkat


People use both but I think 'fine with me' is the proper form.
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Re: fine by me or fine with me? [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 17:33
vkat007 wrote:
What's the correct usage?

Either of the dates is fine by me

or

Either of the dates is fine with me

and why?

Thanks,
Venkat


I think 'fine by me' is a more colloquial usage where as 'fine with me' is more grammatically sound..

key words here are 'I THINK' though...hehe...because i'm not sure
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Re: fine by me or fine with me? [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 18:47
vkat007 wrote:
What's the correct usage?

Either of the dates is fine by me

or

Either of the dates is fine with me

and why?

Thanks,
Venkat


Venkat - don't be concerned with such small differences. ETS is going to cover its back with a better reason than this!
Re: fine by me or fine with me?   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2005, 18:47
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