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    Hi everyone,

    Which one is correct?

    I have special affinity to you.

    or

    I have special affinity for you.

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    I have a special affinity for you.

    Is correct. 'Affinity' here means a spontaneous, natural liking for someone, (or something, such as a particular kind of music).

    'affinity to' is used for the second meaning of the word: a similarity of characteristics suggesting that two things are 'related' somehow. This applies especially to animals, plants, languages, buildings. We might say that a new building has no affinity to contemporary architecture, meaning its design is not in line with/ a further example of modern contemporary architecture.

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    HI David,

    Thanks for answering my query. Much appreciated.Your answer about " affinity to makes sense".

    Can we say "I have a special affinity for you" also as "I have a special affinity with you" also? Or 1st preferable to 2nd?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best,

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    "I have a special affinity with you" makes more sense to me if you are talking of personal relationships.

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