Discussion in 'English Only' started by bmo, Feb 12, 2009.
1. It will be helpful to you.
2. It will be helpful for you.
Is the second 2 incorrect?
This will be helpful to you.
It may be helpful for you to discuss...
Thank you very much, I get it.
The first sentence is correct, and inspite of using It will be helpful to you, you can use it may be helpful to you.
By using the MAY, you are giving choice to the person; whereas, WILL stands for the direct suggestion
Thank you very much.
You wouldn't say 'It will be helpful for you' at all?
If you will check, you'll see that sanjree never submitted another post and this one was a year ago. I seriously doubt he or she will read your response.
I suggest you ignore the submission.
I hope this is helpful.
Oh, actually I meant 'anyone' by 'you' in my question. Would you say 'It will be helpful for you'? I have this feeling that there is a little subtlety involved here. With 'to,' I feel, 'being helpful' is seen more subjectively whereas with 'for' more objectively. Would you say 'for,' and would there be any difference?
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This would also be helpful for scholars.
This would also be helpful to scholars.
Can "for" and "to" replace each other in the above sentence?
Neither is impossible, but further context may inform a native speaker's choice of preposition. Do you have any further context?
eg. What does 'this' refer to, and in what way might it be deemed helpful?
Separate names with a comma.