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    useful for/to me

    What is used with "useful" for or to ?

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    Re: useful for/to me

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    What is used with "useful" for or to ?
    I think you can use both.
    - useful for doing something,
    - to be useful to somebody.

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    Re: useful for/to me

    useful for something - aspirin is useful for headaches
    useful for doing something - aspirin is useful for getting rid of headaches


    useful for someone - It would be useful for us to find out what his plans are
    useful to someone - His plans were useful to me

    I'm not immediately sure if there's any difference in sense between:

    'useful to somebody' and 'useful for somebody'

    and yet in the above 2 sentences I would prefer 'for' in the 1st and 'to' in the 2nd. Thoughts anybody?

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    Re: useful for/to me

    Thank you very much

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