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    belong to of sth

    This little tree belongs to of the Indian Ocean.

    What does 'belongs to of' mean in this sentence? Can we just use 'belongs to' here?

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    The sentence comes from:
    Cyclopaedia of Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical literature: (Vol.2)


    books.google.com.hkJohn McClintock, James Strong - 1894 -

    This little tree belongs to of the Indian Ocean (Gen. xxxvii, 25). Many writers the laurel family, and the leaf is not unlike the laurel, have doubted whether the kinnamon of the Hebrews though of a lighter green. ...

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    Re: belong to of sth

    [QUOTE=joham;789036]This little tree belongs to of the Indian Ocean./QUOTE]
    It's not correct. Just because you have an internet reference it does not mean it's right.

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    Re: belong to of sth

    It should either be belongs to or belongs to xxxx of, but not belongs to of.

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    Re: belong to of sth

    No. They are not the right answers. The book does not say "belong to of". "Belong to of" is an artifact of not knowing how to read a page with two columns on it. See the original.
    The sentence actually reads, "This little tree belongs to the laurel family."

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