useful for OR useful to

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Hello, I've stumbled upon another nuance which I don't understand clearly.

Which variant is correct:

 

Your answers have been useful to me.

or 

Your answers have been useful for me.

 

Thank you very much. Given answers were really helpful :)

asked Feb 24 '11 at 12:57 xen New member

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Correct: "Your answers have been useful to me."

 

However, 'for' would be correct in a sentence such as, "Your answers have been useful for this project."

 

I can't give a rule, but I would say that x (answers, help, understanding, assistance, contribution, etc.) is useful to a person, and for a thing.

link answered Feb 24 '11 at 20:30 Collane Ramsey Expert

Agreed. PilarFeb 25 '11 at 20:27

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