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    give importance to/ for

    What is used with "give importance" to or for? When I looked up dictionary both are possible.

    ...who give importance to themselves and to their health.

    Is it correct and can I use here for instead of to?

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    Re: give importance to/ for


    "To" is correct; "for" is not. I've never heard anyone say "Give importance." The expression you're looking for is probably "attach importance to something."
    Last edited by Allen165; 24-May-2010 at 11:40.

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