born to

quietdandelion

Banned
Formosa/Chinese
Though these children were born to healthy parents, it's believed that the fish their parents are came from contaminated water, causing the terrible birth defects.

Why not born by but born to? Could you explain? Thanks
 
  • srta chicken

    Senior Member
    US English
    "born to" is what is most common around here.

    "bourne by" has a different meaning: it's something you put up with or bear:
    The weight of that problem is borne by her parents.
     

    mjscott

    Senior Member
    American English
    Though these children were born to healthy parents, it's believed that the fish their parents are came from contaminated water, causing the terrible birth defects.

    Why not born by but born to? Could you explain? Thanks

    I don't understand the part about the fish their parents are....?
    Could you explain?
    I agree that it's born to.
     
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