That car, to me, is what your house is to you.

That car is to me what your house is to you.

Are both the above sentences grammatically correct? Do they mean the same thing?

  • Do you have any reason to think one of them is incorrect? Oct 8, 2016 at 13:10
  • I usually hear people using the second. Oct 8, 2016 at 13:13
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    For its symmetry, I would use the second one. Neither of them are ungrammatical, thought.
    – apaderno
    Oct 8, 2016 at 13:23
  • You might want to use like before what in the first sentence: That car, to me, is like what your house is to you. Still I don't see it's necessary.
    – Yuri
    Oct 8, 2016 at 17:24

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I would consider both sentences correct.

The parenthesised to me in the first one is rather unusual and puts a strong emphasis on this part, i.e., that this point of view is yours and probably limited to you.

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