A hint for/to the hint


Do we say “Here’s a hint for/to the hint.”? (I mean to say I’m going to give another hint since the previous hint didn’t work out well.)


If the new hint relates directly to being able to find the first hint, rather than the answer to the original question, then you could use ‘to’:
Here’s a hint to the hint.

However, if this is a second hint which will help answer the original question, then ‘here’s another hint’ should be used instead. This is far more commonplace.

You made the distinction very clear to me. Thanks Beeesnees.