Prepositions are always struggle for a non-native speaker. I can understand the prepositions used in phrasal verbs and some use patterns in adjective phrases. But I sometimes find the prepositions used for indication some abstract relationships of two nouns are very hard to choose.

E.g. I am writing a paper about women and pregnancies. I cannot decide the preposition in

pregnancies of/in/from women with depression"

Any materials summarizing such usage?

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The preposition "from" is incorrect in the context of the sentence you want to use, like the one you mentioned above.

The most appropriate one in this sentence would be "in".

A study proves that pregnancies in women with depression can be fatal for the unborn baby.

By the way, this is just a random sentence I wrote and tested on a grammar checker tool. I don't know about any studies related to pregnancies and all, I am not a doctor nor a medical student. So please don't take it seriously.

I hope you find this helpful. I would be editing the answer if I find any link related to more study of the prepositions.

For the time being, this article might help you.

  • @EllieK I don't think the statement "A pregnancy in a women with depression" is correct. Article shouldn't be used in the beginning of the sentence. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:42
  • You are correct. I deleted my comment.
    – EllieK
    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:27

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