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    investigate "problems" OR "on problems" ?

    Dear Teachers, Madam and Sir,


    I am writing a research proposal.
    I would like to check which is the correct sentence.


    This report will investigate_________________ related to employing local maids.

    A. problems
    B. on problems


    Please advise, thank you.





    Regards,
    Fairylord

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    Re: investigate "problems" OR "on problems" ?

    Don't use the "on."


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    Re: investigate "problems" OR "on problems" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Don't use the "on."

    I found a statement in EnglishForums as following


    You use 'on' with the noun investigation rather than the verb.
    I will investigate on this problem. incorrect.
    There will be an investigation on this problem. correct.

    Is this an correct statement?





    Fairylord

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    Re: investigate "problems" OR "on problems" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fairylord View Post
    I found a statement in EnglishForums as following

    You use 'on' with the noun investigation rather than the verb.
    I will investigate on this problem. incorrect.
    There will be an investigation on this problem. correct.



    Is this an correct statement?





    Fairylord
    "There will be an investigation into this problem" is better than "...on this problem."

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