Is there any difference between "You are important to me." and "You matter to me." ?

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  • Your question might be more appropriate on our sibling site English Language Learners. On EL&U, we expect you to demonstrate some research - for example, include definitions of "important" and "matter" - and explain what it is you find confusing. – Chappo Sep 15 '18 at 14:18

To matter (to someone) is a reflexive verb that means “to be important to somebody.” The two phrases are virtually identical, it’s just a choice of whether you want meaning to rest inside the verb or the adjective.

  • Here's an example of usage: cowardly down-voting trolls don't matter to me; their behavior demonstrates how unimportant they must be to spend time being negative. – SuziLmrdo Sep 14 '18 at 21:42

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