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    'to' or 'for'

    hi,
    this is complicated, I understand the difference in:
    'this is good for me to eat' and 'she is good to me, she likes me'

    but why sometimes there is 'available to people' and 'available for people'

    should I say 'important to/for me', 'difficult to/for me'

    this is crazy, please, help me how to learn and understand it all, are these all fixed phrases?

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    Re: 'to' or 'for'

    Sometimes both can be used- important to/for me - and there's no real difference. I'd use 'difficult for me'.


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    Re: 'to' or 'for'

    Thank you very much, that`s really interesting, but are there any resources on the internet where I could find additional information about this?

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    Re: 'to' or 'for'

    A good site to test for this is http://view.byu.edu enter the word and choose the preposition tag and it'll give you every combination it can find in a huge database- it really is a useful tool for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    A good site to test for this is http://view.byu.edu enter the word and choose the preposition tag and it'll give you every combination it can find in a huge database- it really is a useful tool for this.
    Do you think, sir, that the BNC (provided by VIEW) is a relevant source of information on the English grammar? I hope it is - I'm using the website.

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