Children should be respectful of their elders.

newkeenlearner

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Are these two prepositions correct?

The children in our family are always respectful to/of their elders.

Children should be respectful of/to their elders.
 
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AussieLexie

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Yes. You can use either 'of' or 'to' (or towards) after respectful.
 
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