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Please check both sentences and let me know what is difference between them.

He is an inspiration for us.

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He is an inspiration to us.

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We wouldn't really say that someone is a inspiration for us. A person can "inspire us" or be "an inspiration to us." A person can also be the inspiration for a song, a book, a movie, etc.

In other words...

inspiration for = an object/idea that helped create another object/idea

inspiration to = an object/idea that motivates a person

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"inspiration to/or for somebody" =a person or thing that makes you want to be better, more sucessful,etc. So both mean the same thing. Also, we can say:"an inspiration for something" example:"We're searching for some inspiration for a new car design."

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