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    #1

    bestow to/on/upon

    Hi teachers,

    I was reading a book and came across the following sentence:

    ''While XXX has bestowed many rights to women'' I think 'on or upon' is the correct preposition. What do you say?

    Many thanks.
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    Re: bestow to/on/upon

    "Bestow upon" is the most common collocation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: bestow to/on/upon

    I agree. For "bestowed", "upon" or "on" is more common.

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