This sentence is from the biography of Helen Keller. A baby girl was born to Captain Keller and Kate Keller.

What is the meaning of (to) in this sentence? Does it means, by or for ?


No. It means to. The preposition makes more sense if we change born to given:

A baby girl was given to Captain Keller and Kate Keller.

The usage is old-fashioned but it is grammatically correct. They had a baby girl.

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