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    'in vs. to'

    Hi,
    can you please help me? Does one "make a difference IN people's lives" or does one "make a difference TO people's lives"... big debate here!

    Awaiting your kind advice.
    BR,

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    Re: 'in vs. to'

    Both. The meanings are very close, and overlapping in many contexts, but I'd say maybe there's a tiny difference: 'make a difference in' is general, 'make a difference to' is specific.

    [COLOR="DarkRed"]I want to make a difference in people's lives. They should be free, happy, clothed and well-fed.

    I want make a difference to people's lives: the village should have access to clean water.
    [COLOR]

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