Something went wrong with you. Something went wrong to you. Which is the correct answer? What is the difference between them?

  • Something is wrong with X is the idiomatic way of saying that something about X is amiss or troubling or screwy. Wrong to X is not an expression with a fixed meaning, though of course it may occur by chance in contexts which call for an ordinary preposition phrase headed by to: "He said something wrong to you". Jun 20, 2015 at 19:39
  • Sir, Can't I say? Something went wrong to you. Jun 20, 2015 at 19:53
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    Not if what you mean is that "Something about you was not working as it should" or "Something was troubling you". If what you mean is that "Something was sent to you by mistake" you might say "Something went to you wrongly", but that's not a very likely way to say it. Jun 20, 2015 at 20:04

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to you

is indicating movement, direction or intention toward you.

I am sending the package to you.
I am speaking to you.
Happy Birthday to you!

Similar to your example, you could say:

Something happened to you.

which indicates an action (ex. What happened was that I hit my finger with a hammer).

As for your example:

Something is/went wrong with you.

is better, because it is more about describing your current state or condition, not movement (generally the case using to be).


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