It can have serious complications [to/with/for/on] both mothers and babies

Which preposition is the one to use in this sentence?

  • It can have serious complications to both mothers and babies.
  • It can have serious complications with both mothers and babies.
  • It can have serious complications for both mothers and babies.
  • It can have serious complications on both mothers and babies.

Answer

It seems to me that you are mixing two different idioms – to have consequences and to cause complications.

It can have serious consequences for both mothers and babies.

or

It can cause serious complications for both mothers and babies.

In either case, “for” is correct.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Riham Achraf , Answer Author : chasly – supports Monica

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