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    Cool strange to or for me?

    Hello!

    Which preposition is correct in this case, please? :

    "Her behaviour is really strange for me/ to me."

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    Her behavior seems strange to me.

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    Cool Re: strange to or for me?

    THank you.

    What about "running is very tiring to me /for me"?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    The preposition for makes 'me' the subject of some other action:

    It is strange for me to be at home again after so long abroad.

    Note SD's verb: 'seems.... to me'. When you use 'is', your listeners expect a sentence like the one in my example.


    [Footballing_Aside]
    There is a cliche used frequently by sports commentators: 'for me' = 'in my opinion'. So you might get something like 'For me that was a clear sending off' [=I think the player should have been sent off]
    [/FA]


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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    I would say "for me," but I think it could go either way.

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    There are very few occurrences of both

    tiring for + pronoun

    and

    tiring to + pronoun

    in BYU corpora.

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    Hi BobK

    Should BYU join the list of underlined, defined acronyms?

    R21

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Should BYU join the list of underlined, defined acronyms?
    BYU stands for Birmingham Youth University. Four large corpora are to be found at this address: http://corpus.byu.edu/. I'm not sure if other people call them BYU corpora. I call them that because I don't know a better term.

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    Many thanks BC - I didn't recognise the term.
    Best regards
    R21

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    Default Re: strange to or for me?

    That is Brigham Young University in Utah.

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