What is the difference between "Perfect to me" vs "Perfect for me"? Please explain it to me

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    Please provide more details, like some examples sentences and ideally any research you have done regarding the prepositions to and for. – Em. Oct 26 '16 at 21:25

When describing something that is exactly right for me or for my personal use, I would say "perfect for me".

This shirt fits me well and it's my style - it's perfect for me.

I don't need to drink a lot to have a good time, one beer is perfect for me.

If it's my opinion that something is perfect, then I would say it looks "perfect to me".

I don't know why the judge gave the diver an 8 out of 10, the dive looked perfect to me.

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"Perfect to me" expresses your opinion of perfection in the object.

That painting looks perfect to me. Don't change a thing.

"Perfect for me" expresses ideal suitability of the object for your use.

That painting is perfect for me. I'm going to hang it in my dressing room.

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  • The first example is not about perfect to me, it is about looks to me. Can you please think of another example without looks or of two examples that both have looks but differ in to/for part? – chumakoff Aug 23 '18 at 15:17
  • @chumakoff The examples are 100% correct. No change necessary. That 'looks' and 'is' are different verbs makes no difference. – Johns-305 Aug 23 '18 at 17:06
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    Do you mean that in your first example if I replace looks with is it will still be a correct answer? – chumakoff Aug 23 '18 at 19:39
  • @chumakoff Makes no difference with respect to OP's question. You can change the second to 'looks' as well with no difference. – Johns-305 Aug 23 '18 at 19:49

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