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  1. Newbie
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    Question " you" / "For me.."

    When we ask, we say "What is most important to you?". But when we answer, we say "For me, the most important thing is...".

    Can we also say "What is most important for you?" when we ask? Are both of them correct or not?

    Or, when we answer can we say "To me.." instead of "For me.."? Is there any difference between them?

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    Re: " you" / "For me.."

    If someone asked me "What is most important to you?", I would reply with "To me, the most important thing is ...". If the questioner used "... for you?", I would reply with "For me, ..."

    We tend to reflect the usage of the person who asked us the question. However, there is nothing wrong with using either "For me ..." or "To me ..." in the response, regardless of the wording of the question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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