Can u tell me the difference btw "fine for me", "fine with me" & "fine to me"..are they the same? I used to say "it's fine for me" but my friend said it should be "it's fine with me" & my brother said it should be "it's fine to me". I wonder if they have the same meaning & usage....thanks!
Hello Seiku, welcome to Using English!
If MrX says "The meeting will be at 1030 on Monday morning", then MrY might say:
A) That's fine by me.
B) That's fine with me.
C) That's fine for me.
D) That sounds fine to me.
A means "I don't have any objection".
B means "I agree with your decision".
C means "That's convenient for me".
D means "I like that idea".
The difference between A and B, as I see it, is that the speaker in B has some power of approval in the process, whereas the speaker in A doesn't necessarily have such power.
However, this is the kind of distinction that may vary a little from speaker to speaker; so other members may disagree!
Have a good weekend,