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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    helpful for you/helpful to you

    Which sentence is correct and why?


    1-I might not be helpful for you , but I am helpful for someone else.


    2- I might not be helpful to you, but I am helpful to someone else.


    Which sentence is correct and why ?


    A-Each one of my friends has a different English level.
    B-Each one of my friends has a different level in English.
    C-Each one of my friends has a different level in the English language.
    D-Each one of my friends has a different level of English.
    Last edited by ahm14s; 22-May-2016 at 02:13.

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    Re: helpful for you/helpful to you

    They are all possible. Why? - Because they are all correct English.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: helpful for you/helpful to you

    Hello
    so, there is no difference between "to you" and "for you" in the sentence number one
    Someone told me that I must use "of" instead of "to" in the sentence in the question two.
    Are you an English teacher?

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    Re: helpful for you/helpful to you

    Quote Originally Posted by ahm14s View Post
    Someone told me that I must use "of" instead of "to" in the sentence in the question two.
    Are you an English teacher?
    Click on Member Info for the answer to that last question.

    The person who told you to use 'of' clearly isn't an English teacher.
    I am not a teacher

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