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I wanted to know which answer among these is grammatically more appropriate in context to the given situation:

Question: Did you know there was a correction in one question in today's test?

Ans 1. It would not matter for most of us. Our overall marks are very low.

Ans 2. It would not matter to most of us. Our overall marks are very low.

Also, if both are correct when should I prefer the usage of one over the other?

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  • Please see the tag info for Prepositions questions. In particular, we need to know what the sentence is supposed to mean in order to advise on correct prepositions. – Andrew Leach Nov 15 '17 at 12:35
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    @AndyT Possibly. It will be a duplicate, I'm sure, but they will be able to find the question to link it to. – Andrew Leach Nov 15 '17 at 12:45
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X would not matter for Y and X would not matter to Y have slightly different meanings.

X would not matter to Y means Y doesn't care about X.

X would not matter for Y means X doesn't affect Y. Y may still care about X, though.

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