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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    It's okay with me

    I heard when there's suggestion or something, you should use "with" for okay not "to". What's the reason? In "English is difficult for me", you use "for" or In "It's important to me" you use "to". What is the criteria to choose among with, to, for? Just idiomatic?

    A: We decided to go hiking tomorrow, will you come?
    B: It's okay with(to) me.

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    Re: It's okay with me

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I heard when there's suggestion or something, you should use "with" for okay not "to". What's the reason? In "English is difficult for me", you use "for" or In "It's important to me" you use "to". What is the criteria to choose among with, to, for? Just idiomatic?

    A: We decided to go hiking tomorrow, will you come?
    B: It's okay with(to) me.
    You can also say, "That's OK by me", "That's fine by me".
    You can also say, "It's important for me".
    There is often a choice of prepositions, and there's no easy way for a learner to predict what to say. I would just memorise the simple phrases with the preposition.
    Last edited by Raymott; 28-Nov-2011 at 14:07. Reason: correct prepositions

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    #3

    Re: It's okay with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can also say, "That's OK by me", "That's fine by me".
    You can also say, "It's important for me".
    There is often a choice of pronouns, and there's no easy way for a learner to predict what to say. I would just memorise the simple phrases with the preposition.
    I think you meant prepositions considering the doubt concerns "to", "for" and "with".

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    Re: It's okay with me

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I think you meant prepositions considering the doubt concerns "to", "for" and "with".
    Yes, I did. Thanks

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