What is the right preposition to use here?

  • One of bad points of/about having children is being worry all the time.

  • One of the main bad points of/about my hometown is pollution.

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    Both prepositions are fine. You could also use to, and perhaps others. Note that "one of the bad points/things" might sound a bit "childish" to many native speakers, who might well prefer "one of the disadvantages" (where to would be far more common that about). Commented Sep 23, 2019 at 14:04

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I personally feel that you can use both of them interchangeably here and it would still be grammatically correct. However, to a native English speaker, it might sound more natural to say 'one of the bad things about/of' instead of 'points'.

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