an easy prey for/to clever salesmen


Justin is such an innocent person that he is an easy prey for/to clever salesmen.

Do both "for" and "to" fit and mean about the same? Thanks.
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  • Cypherpunk

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    US, English
    Ah, I guess we're trying to avoid the 'multiple questions' problem, right? [...]On the other hand, I would only use 'for' in this sentence. I use 'to' with 'fall prey'.
    "...he is easy prey for clever salesmen."
    "...he falls prey to clever salesmen."
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    English - Australia

    Also, I have absolutely no problem with X being "easy prey to" Y. That said, I appreciate the logic of your argument regarding for vs to, Cypherpunk, which is making me question my gut reaction that "to" is fine. It would be interesting to see what others think...
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    Moderator note:

    Please do not ask multiple questions in one thread.

    Please do not answer multiple-question threads. Just report them.

    This thread has been split.

    Thank you for your patience.

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