for me vs to me

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Sasha Ivanov

Senior Member
Russian
For me, Mount Everest is, and always will probably be, a cluster of sensibilia.
(Bertrand Russel)
Why "for me", it would be much better with "to me" = in my opinion. What's the nuance?
 
  • reno33

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    "For me" (here) is not an "opinion".....it is a "declaration". Therefore, "to me" (meaning "in my opinion) would be inappropriate here.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Often they are interchangeable. I think that in this case either could be used. There are several existing threads on the for me/to me topic.
     
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