“Its star player, Tim Cahill, was born in Sydney of a Samoan mother and an English father of Irish descent.” Also: “…tennis star Bernard Tomic was born in Germany, of Bosnian and Croatian parents.”
Being brought up on ‘born to’ expression, ‘born of a Samoan mother/ Bosnian and Croatian parents’ reads to me like ‘as the result of’. Any sufficient shift in the meanings? Thank you.
There is no difference in meaning.