Aston Martin’s IPO will provide further clues towhich category ultra-expensive carmakers really belong.

its context:

https://www.economist.com/busi...e-luxury-goods-firms

Grammatically,you need to have "clues to which..." and " to which... belong ". So is "to" double duty here?

(My guess is that "clues to to which " is redundant, so the writer left out one "to")

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Hi, Robby zhu,

My guess is that "clues to to which " is redundant, so the writer left out one "to"

My guess is that the writer just made a mistake and should have said:

- Aston Martin’s IPO will provide further clues to which category ultra-expensive carmakers really belong to.

Here you have a similar example:

- We kept asking him, "Where's your mom?" and "Do you have a babysitter?" but he was so young he just went on smiling and laughing, failing to provide any clues to who he belonged to.

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