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  1. Newbie
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    preposition

    forever in debt to your priceless advice
    I don't understand why'd we use to your priceless advice...also please tell me what does it mean because i may be wrong at understanding it

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    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by vaun View Post
    forever in debt to your priceless advice
    I don't understand why'd we use to your priceless advice...also please tell me what does it mean because i may be wrong at understanding it
    '...forever in debt to you for your priceless advice.'

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    #3

    Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    '...forever in debt to you for your priceless advice.'

    As bhaisahab says, the correct version is "forever in debt to you for...."

    You can be in debt a person, to an institution, but not to advice.

    We would also say, in the UK at least, "I am indebted to you for......." as opposed to "in debt".

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    Re: preposition

    thanks guys

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