'be bad to' OR 'be bad for'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Olivia Ehlers, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Olivia Ehlers Senior Member

    Spanish
    Hi guys
    Could you tell me which preposition I should use here and why?

    1.This medicine is bad FOR our health if taken in large quantities.
    2.This medicine is bad TO our health if taken in large quantities.
     
  2. Bongone Senior Member

    English - Australia
    Only your first sentence is correct. Something can be good for you, or bad for you. If you want to use to after bad you would generally use a verb. It is bad to smoke.
     
  3. Olivia Ehlers Senior Member

    Spanish
    Got it! Thank you Bongone~~
     

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