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Is there a difference between suited to and suited for? For example,

Japan is suited for agriculture.

Agriculture is suited to Japan.

In my above examples, can I interchange for with to? I feel like there is a difference, but I cannot figure it out.

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Suited to mean right for someone or something may be used with to or for.

Japan is suited to/for agriculture

means that Japan is right for agriculture, while

Agriculture is suited to/for Japan

means that agriculture is right for Japan.

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Hmm.. reading the links Cameron posted makes me feel that they are not interchangeable, i.e., "Japan is suited to agriculture" would be wrong. –  Jesse Good May 22 '12 at 1:54
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