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AirbusA321

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Can both "for me" and "to me" be used in these sentences? Is there a general rule when to use one or the other?

1 To/For me, mangos are yummier than papayas.
2 To/For me, taxis are more comfortable than jeepneys.
3 Ronny is a good friend to/for me.
4 To/For me, the President is better than the media suggest.
5 No one knows what the future brings to/for me.
6 This is an interesting topic for/to me.
 

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Yes, but some of them would have different meanings.
In 1 and 2, they clearly mean "in my opinion". I never use "For me" there; that might be an AusE thing.
3. "Ronny is a good friend to/for me." This is ambiguous. If he is a criminal, he may still be good to you, without necessarily being a good friend for you to have.
4. This is similar to 3. Do you mean "in my opinion"? Or do you mean similarly to 3?
"The President is better to/for me than the media suggest."
5 No one knows what the future will bring to/for me. Use either.
6. Use either.

For me, those are the answers.
 

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And in 5, you can use "No one knows what the future will bring me" (no preposition at all).
 

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So, could the rule be that "to me" usually means "in my opinion", whereas "for me" often has different meanings?
 

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No, they both have different meanings.

"You are so good to me" does not mean "In my opinion, you are good."
 
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