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    to my liking vs for my liking

    Hello there,

    Is there a difference between "to my liking" and "for my liking"?

    Which of these sentence would be correct:

    1) "It's getting a little too hot in here for my liking"
    2) "it's getting a little too hot in here to my liking"

    3) "Is the soup to your liking?"
    4) "Is the soup for your liking?"

    I've got the feeling that sentence number 4 is incorrect, but the first two sentences trouble me the most.

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    Re: to my liking vs for my liking

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Hello there,

    Is there a difference between "to my liking" and "for my liking"?

    Which of these sentence would be correct:

    1) "It's getting a little too hot in here for my liking"
    2) "it's getting a little too hot in here to my liking"

    3) "Is the soup to your liking?"
    4) "Is the soup for your liking?"

    I've got the feeling that sentence number 4 is incorrect, but the first two sentences trouble me the most.
    2 and 4 are both wrong/don't sound natural.

    I had to think about what the rule must be for this one, because it's not something I've actually considered before, but I came up with this:



    adjective + for my liking

    The bath was just warm enough for my liking.
    Her skirt was a little too short for her mother's liking.
    The weather was not dry enough enough for his liking, so he decided not to go running that day.


    (pro)noun + to my liking

    The colour of the paint is just to my liking!
    Oh, how lovely and spicy! That's just to my liking.
    The English teacher is not to my liking, I think I will take a French class instead.
    Last edited by Tullia; 18-Aug-2010 at 12:27.

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    Re: to my liking vs for my liking

    Thanks for clearing that one up for me, Tullia

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