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Please what is the meaning of this phrase:"Besides what you can do to me". What is the difference between saying to me or for me?

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'what you can do to me' could be good or bad. For example, upset me, or make my heart beat fast because I love you (good suffering). But 'what you can do for me' is only good, like helping me.

  • Or it could be "shoot me" or "beat me up". – Hot Licks Apr 24 '16 at 2:31
  • I think you'll be hard pressed to come up with many examples where "do to me" implies anything but harm. I could be convinced by evidence, though. – deadrat Apr 24 '16 at 6:00

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