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    important to / for?

    Do we say important to or important for? What's the difference? Like healthy diet is important to or for your health?

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    Re: important to / for?

    ...important for your health.

    ''Important to'' presents a personal emotional significance. She's very important to me.
    ''Important for'' conveys some instrumental quality, something that in its effect leads to something else. It's important for a purpose. It's very important for me to understand the difference.

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