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1. My family is very important to me.

2. My family is very important for me.

I think #1 is correct. Is #2 also acceptable?
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1 is correct, but you can't use 2 like that.
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Teo1. My family is very important to me.

2. My family is very important for me.

I think #1 is correct. Is #2 also acceptable?
Hi,

Both sentences are grammatically correct. However, they do not mean the same.

1. "My family is very important to me" means "As I think about my family, they are important."
EX: Don't talk like that about my family; they are important to me.

2. "My family is very important for me" means "As I think about myself, my family is important."
EX: I don't think I can live without my family; they are important for me.

Hoa Thai
1. My family is very important to me.

2. My family is very important for me.

Both are acceptable.

1. I consider my family to be important. (I love them, admire them, etc.)
2. I benefit (in some way or ways) from my family. (I could not succeed without them. I learn from them. They offer me things that are important for my well-being.)

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Note good to vs. good for:

I am good to you. = I do things that show how much I love and/or admire you. I give you gifts, help you whenever you need help, protect you from harm, and so on.
I am good for you. = I do things that improve you in some way. You can learn from me. I can help you become better. You can benefit by following my advice and example.

You can be good to someone without being good for them.
You can be good for someone without being good to them.

CJ
Both are acceptable in American English, but perhaps "important for someone" is not really acceptable in British English.

The following is quoted from Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 4th Edition
! When you mean that you care or think about something a lot, say that it is
important to you, not that it is 'important for' you.
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TeoBoth are acceptable in American English, but perhaps "important for someone" is not really acceptable in British English.
I would not draw that conclusion, Teo. I think the comments that CJ made are just as valid for BE as they are for AmE.
When you mean
These words are important in the Longman Dictionary definition.

They are telling that it is wrong to use important for When you mean that you care or think .........

They are not telling you that it is wrong to use important for When you mean something else!

It has nothing to do with differences between BrE and AmE.

CJ