Tema en 'English Only' comenzado por yerdua, 29 de Junio de 2007.
Is it better to say "convenient to me" or "convenient for me"?
The idiom is "convenient for."
In my opinion " convenient to me" but I am not a native.
It depends a bit on the context. If you're making a statement about your personal preference around a given outcome, use "for." An example would be: It will be more convenient for me to receive the package at my office." If instead, you are giving an opinion, "to" could work. An example: "To me it would seem more convenient to work from home, but I can understand the need to go to an office ever day." It's a subtle, but material difference in my opinion.
So it's "convenient to verb" but "convenient for noun/subject"?
"Convenient to" is the convention when describing location.
The restaurant was convenient to me. (Nearby or easily accessible.)
No. It simply depends on whether you want to make a simple declaration of your personal preference in terms of convenience, or whether you're expressing a conditional opinion. In othe words, think "it seems to me," versus "for me." Also, in both of the examples I gave above, an infinitive follows, though in the second example, they are not directly adjacent. The difference is subtle, as I said, and native English speakers will understand you just fine using either one.
I agree with Packard. Technically it is convenient to a place: There is a branch of the library that is more convenient to me. My apartment is convenient to all transportation.
And convenient for a purpose: Would it be more convenient for you to work at home? That appointment is not convenient for me. I want to make this as convenient for them as possible.
Thank you very much for the explanation. It is now clear. You guys gave me more than I expected. What a great forum! Thanks.
I think in your example, you are using the word "to" because of seem, not because of convenient. "It would seem (harder, easier, more frightening, more convenient, funnier, etc,) to me..."
Separa los nombres con una coma.