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    to me/for me (2)

    Hi,


    Does the following sentence convey the correct meaning for these expressions, please?

    The conquering of planet Mars is important to me because it's a great scientific achievement for mankind, but certainly it's not important for me because it will never have any impact in my life.

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    Re: to me/for me (2)

    I don't think there is sufficient difference in the to/for to justify this usage. I would suggest a construction that reads more like
    "The conquering of planet Mars is important to me because it's a great scientific achievement for mankind, however it will never have any impact in my life."

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    Re: to me/for me (2)

    hi,
    thanks.
    could you please explain what's the difference between 'to me' and 'for me'? I was told that 'to me' means 'in my opinion' and 'for me' has another meaning.
    thanks again.
    Last edited by jctgf; 11-Oct-2008 at 01:06.


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    #4

    Re: to me/for me (2)

    "for" = to my benefit; on my behalf.

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    #5

    Re: to me/for me (2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "for" = to my benefit; on my behalf.
    Thanks Anglika!
    And does "to me" mean "in my opinion"? Do you agree with Jlinger, I mean do you think that the sentence doesn't demonstrate the difference between "to me" and "for me"?
    Could you please suggest a phrase that demonstrates it?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 11-Oct-2008 at 01:24.


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    Re: to me/for me (2)

    I do not in fact agree. The sentence seems to put the difference quite well.

    Something that is important to me is something that matters personally.

    Something that is important for me is something that has some effect on or in my life.

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