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    Thumbs down error identification

    Scientists can't agree on how to fleas are related to other orders of insects. I think this sentence has a mistake of typo. There must be no "to" here and the answer is "agree with"? Am I right?


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    Re: error identification

    No error. In this context "agree on" = "agree about" - the scientists have no single consensus as to the way in which the flea species relates to other insect species.

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    Re: error identification

    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    Scientists can't agree on how to fleas are related to other orders of insects. I think this sentence has a mistake of typo. There must be no "to" here and the answer is "agree with"? Am I right?
    Yes, you are right about 'to' but 'agree on' is fine.

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    Re: error identification

    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    Scientists can't agree on how to fleas are related to other orders of insects. I think this sentence has a mistake of typo. There must be no "to" here and the answer is "agree with"? Am I right?
    Scientists can't agree on how to fleas are related to other orders of insects.


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    Re: error identification

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you are right about 'to' but 'agree on' is fine.
    I must be too used to reading poor English - I missed this one!

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