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What is the correct way to say it?

  • It's not a big deal to me.
  • It's not a big deal for me.

Also, should I use "it's not" or "it's no"?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Either is acceptable. I would probably choose "for me", personally, but I would not think it strange to hear someone speak either form.

As for your second question, I would say that "It's no big deal for me" carries more emphasis on 'no' than "It's not a big deal for me." Both are equally acceptable, and the difference is very subtle (in fact, some people may disagree with me on that difference in the first place).

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thanks, the second question is in regard to no* vs not – Anderson Silva Nov 15 '10 at 18:57
Ok, I revised my answer now that I understand your second question better. – pkaeding Nov 15 '10 at 19:02

All the variations you list are correct. Stylistically, I would go with either:

It's not a big deal to me.


It's no big deal for me.

The meaning is just barely different between these: the "for me" construction carries more of a 'volunteering for a task' implication than the "to me" version. So "The choice of stuffing for this year's turkey is really not a big deal to me", but "Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is no big deal for me."

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