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    Is it now grammatically acceptable to say, 'This is a new word for me.'? It just doesn't sound right. Shouldn't it be, 'This is a new word to me.'? Just like when someone says, 'This is a new car for me.' Or , 'This is a new gadget for me.' It simply doesn't sound good, does it?

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    Re: to or for

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake_Tunes_1967 View Post
    Is it now grammatically acceptable to say, 'This is a new word for me.'? It just doesn't sound right. Shouldn't it be, 'This is a new word to me.'? Just like when someone says, 'This is a new car for me.' Or , 'This is a new gadget for me.' It simply doesn't sound good, does it?
    You might hear both "for" and "to" in those types of statements, but I think "for" is more common.

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    Re: to or for

    In eastern Canada I think to is more common than for. So perhaps this usage varies regionally.

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