# It was a shock for him. it was a shock to him

I'm wodering what the difference is below sentences.

1. It was a shock for him.

2. It was a shock to him.

1. He was unkind to me.

2. He was unkind for me.

• Questions seem wrong...
– Sam
Sep 23 at 12:15
• thanks. I've changed it now Sep 23 at 12:32
• This would seem to be within the usual sense of "for" and "to" There is clearly some overlap in meaning. I'd suggest you take something like the definitions of [for](oronavirus.data.gov.uk) and to in Wiktionary and see if you can find a definition that fits. But I think the sense are different in the first set and second set. Finally, these are probably ambiguous without context, although one could guess the most likely context. Sep 23 at 20:59