I just had an English test where there was a text about a Swedish girl that had been an exchange student in high school. In the beginning of the text, it was stated that American girls thought that the prom dress was one of the most important things about prom. The text had word gaps we had to fill in, and, later on in the text, there was this sentence with a word gap in it.
"___ to Julia the dress was also one of the most important things of prom."
A lot of my classmates filled the gap with "According" but to me that's wrong. The usage of "also" in the sentence makes it clear that this is to be found surprising or unthought of. I filled the gap with "even" so that it became "Even to Julia..." but my sister just said that you can't use the adverb even in such a way.
That it should have been written as "even for Julia...". But I wasn't allowed to change the "to" in the sentence.
Is it grammatically correct for me to have written "even to" or did I screw up?