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    to or for

    Hi,

    Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

    1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

    Thank you :)

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    Re: to or for

    Could someone please help

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    Re: to or for

    Quote Originally Posted by steaky View Post
    Hi,

    Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

    1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

    Thank you :)
    No, only "for" in that context.

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    Re: to or for

    Quote Originally Posted by steaky View Post
    Hi,

    Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

    1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

    Thank you :)
    'For' would be more common and colloquial.
    However, if it excited the children, it was exciting to the children.

    You could put either in:
    "That book was quite interesting to/for me."

    "Her presence was intoxicating to/for him."

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