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    #1

    Cool for you too or to you too?

    In response to "have a nice weekend." I guess most of you native speakers would simply say.."you too"...but what if I want to add a preposition to it cause in my native language itīs spoken with one? Should I say to you too or for you too?

    How about asking a student to read something aloud? would you say, could you read that to me/us or for me/us?

    For me, this sounds good or To me, this sounds good???
    ( I know that it sounds good to me is what we use, but what if I want to revert the word order like the sentences above.Does that make any difference?

    For me, this is all rather confusing or should I have said " to me,this is all rather confusing"?

    Please help!!!
    confused

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    Re: for you too or to you too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    In response to "have a nice weekend." .../... Should I say to you too or for you too?
    That would sound a tad bit odd. What about, "Same to you."

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    Would you say, could you read that to me/us or for me/us?
    I'd use, "Would you read, please." The others are fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    For me, this sounds good or To me, this sounds good?
    "for" expresses an experience on the part of the speaker, whereas "to" expresses a direction towards the speaker. So, for example, it sounds good to me, and skiing is difficult for me.

    Hope that helps.

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