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    (noun) + for my liking

    I understand from the below thread that after a noun, one should use 'to my liking' :https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...my-liking.html. But then I just read this sentence somewhere: "This is all too much of a coincidence for my liking." Shouldn't 'TO' be used instead? I assume the writer is a native speaker. Please enlighten me, thanks!

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    Re: (noun) + for my liking

    Quote Originally Posted by jasveron View Post
    I understand from the below thread that after a noun, one should use 'to my liking' :https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...my-liking.html. But then I just read this sentence somewhere: "This is all too much of a coincidence for my liking." Shouldn't 'TO' be used instead? I assume the writer is a native speaker. Please enlighten me, thanks!
    Both are possible.

    This cake is not to my liking = I don't like this cake.
    There is too much rain for my liking = There is too much rain for my taste. I would prefer less rain.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Aug-2013 at 14:16. Reason: Fixing typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (noun) + for my liking

    Thanks for your prompt reply. But I still don't quite get it. Are you saying "This is all too much of a coincidence for my liking" and "This is all too much of a coincidence to my liking" are both correct?

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    Re: (noun) + for my liking

    Quote Originally Posted by jasveron View Post
    Thanks for your prompt reply. But I still don't quite get it. Are you saying "This is all too much of a coincidence for my liking" and "This is all too much of a coincidence to my liking" are both correct?
    No. I did not say that. They are used differently.

    "To my liking" is always preceded by some form of the verb "to be".

    It is to my liking.
    It is not to my liking.
    Her dress is not to my liking.
    The colour of my new car is not to my liking.


    "For my liking" is not preceded by any form of the verb "to be". It is usually preceded by a noun.

    There is too much rain for my liking.
    This rain is ridiculous. There is too much for my liking.
    In this city, we have far too many dogs for my liking.

    You will also notice that the phrase is very often connected to the phrase "too many/too much".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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