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    That means so much to/for me

    That means so much to me or That means so much for me.

    Here is my sentence: I have spent many nice moments with you and that means so much to me.



    First of all, I find both correct because they have got each one a meaning pretty different.

    Next, the explanation of that difference:
    - Why would it be to me? For I would see those moments as something nice, to my own part. That is my point of view.
    - Why would it also be for me? Because those moments were greats for me. They brought much for me, I enjoyed myself.



    Finally, what do you think of it? Is it correct to use both or not?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: That means so much to/for me

    It is correct to use both 'for me' and 'to me', and your understanding of the difference is not far wrong. I would use 'to me' when 'to' was part of the idea 'meant to' -"me" being the object; I would use 'for me' when the idea 'for me' introduces a complement: 'It would mean a lot for me to have the support of your company'.

    Others may disagree, and I may change my mind! But I can't imagine any grounds for supposing that either phrase is 'wrong'.

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    Re: That means so much to/for me

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It is correct to use both 'for me' and 'to me', and your understanding of the difference is not far wrong. I would use 'to me' when 'to' was part of the idea 'meant to' -"me" being the object; I would use 'for me' when the idea 'for me' introduces a complement: 'It would mean a lot for me to have the support of your company'.

    Others may disagree, and I may change my mind! But I can't imagine any grounds for supposing that either phrase is 'wrong'.

    b
    Your explanation of it is definitely helful. Thank you, BobK!

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