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What is the difference between these two?
This lesson is easy for me.
This lesson is easy to me.
Is there any difference in terms of meaning?
Hello, Mr. McKane.
(1) These two prepositions also confuse native speakers.
(2) I often am not sure which one to use in a sentence.
(3) I want to share something I read on the Web:
To me, golf is a pointless game (= something like a game that is a waste
of time). (If you like golf, do not be angry with me. This is only an
For me, golf is a pointless game.
The poster said that those two sentences mean the same.
The important thing that I learned is that maybe:
To me is an ellipsis (deleting some words) of It seems to me.
For me is an ellipsis of As for me.
Is there a difference between your two sentences? I do not know.
Like you, I want to know what others say.
Thank you for posting this interesting question.
P. S. That poster gave an example of when there is a difference. I have
changed his examples a little bit:
* It is pointless (a waste of time) for me to study X. I have no good
reason to know anything about X. I will never have a need to know X.
Maybe other people need to study X, but I do not.
*It is pointless to me to study X. It seems to me that there is no good
reason for anyone to know X. No one will ever have a need to know X.