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    (American English) Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.
    Which preposition is acceptable, to or for?
    Last edited by sitifan; 05-Dec-2013 at 14:16.
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    #2

    Re: Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    Tell us what you think first.

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    Re: Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    The given answer is to. But a native speaker of British English says that for is correct.
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    I think both are possible.
    I hope more native speakers post their opinions.
    Last edited by sitifan; 05-Dec-2013 at 10:44.
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    Re: Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The given answer is to. But a native speaker of British English says that for is correct.
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    I'd use "for".

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    #5

    Re: Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    not a teacher

    I think both are possible.
    I hope more native speakers post their opinions
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    I also feel that both are possible but, like bhaisahab, I would use "for".

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    #6

    Re: Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    I would use "for". As a general rules, when we are talking about something being beneficial or not beneficial, we use "good for" and "bad for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: (American English) Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    I could see either one, but I prefer "to."

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    #8

    Re: (American English) Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    I think I'd use "for" but wouldn't se anything wrong with "to."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: (American English) Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Getting enough sleep is important ___ our health.
    Which preposition is acceptable, to or for?
    I also would choose "for", but "to" is not incorrect.

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