As an ESL learner, I guess I'm not the only one said something like
"English is difficult for me"
"English is difficult to me"
I was trying to say that learning English is not easy.
to convey the idea, should I use "for me" or "to me"?
Ngram Viewer shows the former is much more common.
The question is that the latter is just less common or grammatically incorrect?
Sometimes, using uncommon expression is a tip to get attention while using incorrect grammar is embarrassing.
I've gone through the post Should I say "It's difficult 'to me' / 'for me' to express my self"?
which doesn't explicitly claim "to me" is wrong and explain why clearly. Can somebody help me?
Another use also confuses me. I have some difficulty distinguishing "to me" and "to my ear". I understand the meaning, I just don't understand the usage.
In other words, why is "to my ear" wide recognized while "to me" is not as common, may be even incorrect?
I'm also confusing
is + adjective + to/for me with "sounds good to me", as "sound/feel/look" and "to be" all are the predicate of a sentence for that kind of situation.