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    It is a source of information to/for them

    Hi,

    could someone please explain the differences between the following sentences to me?

    It is a source of information for them.

    It is a source of information to them.

    Do they mean the same? Are both possible?

    Thank you!

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    Re: It is a source of information to/for them

    I'd use "for".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It is a source of information to/for them

    Quote Originally Posted by Isobela View Post
    Hi,

    Could someone please explain the differences between the following sentences to me?

    It is a source of information for them.

    It is a source of information to them.

    Do they mean the same? Not to me, they don't. Are both possible? yes

    Thank you!
    With "for", they may not yet know of that source, but the sentence is telling them that the source could provide them with information.
    With "to", they clearly know of the source and have likely already gotten information from it. They already consider it to be a source of information.
    Last edited by 2006; 30-Apr-2014 at 05:54.

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