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    for me

    Can both "for me" and "to me" be used in these sentences? Is there a general rule when to use one or the other?

    1 To/For me, mangos are yummier than papayas.
    2 To/For me, taxis are more comfortable than jeepneys.
    3 Ronny is a good friend to/for me.
    4 To/For me, the President is better than the media suggest.
    5 No one knows what the future brings to/for me.
    6 This is an interesting topic for/to me.

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    Re: for me

    Yes, but some of them would have different meanings.
    In 1 and 2, they clearly mean "in my opinion". I never use "For me" there; that might be an AusE thing.
    3. "Ronny is a good friend to/for me." This is ambiguous. If he is a criminal, he may still be good to you, without necessarily being a good friend for you to have.
    4. This is similar to 3. Do you mean "in my opinion"? Or do you mean similarly to 3?
    "The President is better to/for me than the media suggest."
    5 No one knows what the future will bring to/for me. Use either.
    6. Use either.

    For me, those are the answers.

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    Re: for me

    And in 5, you can use "No one knows what the future will bring me" (no preposition at all).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: for me

    So, could the rule be that "to me" usually means "in my opinion", whereas "for me" often has different meanings?

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    Re: for me

    No, they both have different meanings.

    "You are so good to me" does not mean "In my opinion, you are good."

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