match up descriptions

I need to match up descriptions with a material group number.

I have a list of Material Groups and they have a unique number.

I also have a list of Material that I need to match as close as possible with the Material Group and then assign a Material number.

Column A contains the list of Material that needs to be classified.
Column E contains the Material Group Descriptions
Column F contains the Material Group Number

I need to look at Column A and match as close as possible to Column E and the pick Column F and return it to column B

I have inserted a few examples into column B

see attachment
close-match.xlsx
ssblueAsked:
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ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Hi Sue,

You mean like attached?
ssblue_close-match.xlsx
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ssblueAuthor Commented:
Perfect!  Thanks!
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