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steaky

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Hi,

Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

Thank you :)
 

billmcd

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Hi,

Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

Thank you :)
No, only "for" in that context.
 

Raymott

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Hi,

Can we use both "for" and "to" in a sentence such as the following?

1) A day out can be quite exciting for/to the children

Thank you :)
'For' would be more common and colloquial.
However, if it excited the children, it was exciting to the children.

You could put either in:
"That book was quite interesting to/for me."

"Her presence was intoxicating to/for him."
 
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