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    Born in...of

    "The Court of Final Appeal ruled that the abode right should extends to children born in Hong kong of Chinese parents who are not permanent residents here"

    Is there any thing wrong in the underlined clause??

    Thanks so much for any answer

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    Re: Born in...of

    Quote Originally Posted by KSSEEJ View Post
    "The Court of Final Appeal ruled that the abode right should extends to children born in Hong kong of Chinese parents who are not permanent residents here"

    Is there any thing wrong in the underlined clause?
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    No. It's fine.

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    Re: Born in...of

    Would a BrE also find "born TO Chinese parents" to be okay?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Born in...of

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Would a BrE also find "born TO Chinese parents" to be okay?
    Yes

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    Re: Born in...of

    Sorry, I did mean to write "a BrE speaker" not just a "BrE."

    I asked because I find "born to" more natual but I've learned that there are more differences in prepositions in our dialects than I had ever realized.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Born in...of

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I asked because I find "born to" more natual but I've learned that there are more differences in prepositions in our dialects than I had ever realized.
    I suspect that 'born to' is more common than 'born of', but the childhood chanting of a creed with the words '...born of the Virgin Mary, ..' probably hammered the 'born of' into my mind.

    The differences in preposition usage is not just between speakers of different dialects/varieties. My son (33) and his colleagues often use a different set of prepositions from mine. I always check in several places now before I give a firm answer when anybody asks about prepositions in this forum.

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