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At least to argues E.Pessen in his iconoclastic study of the very rich in the US between 1825 and 1850.

I don't quiet understand both to and argues. Does argues refers to E.Pessen?

Can anyone please turn this sentence into the normal form, such as "E.Pessen argues XXX"?

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It means nothing to me, I'm afraid. There's a mistake there of some kind. –  Barrie England Oct 16 '11 at 9:10
Yep. Definitely a mistake. Could you provide more context? –  Nathan Oct 16 '11 at 9:13
Voting to close. Identifying a simple typo must surely fall into the category of "too localised". –  FumbleFingers Oct 16 '11 at 15:47
@FumbleFingers how can i close it myself ? –  warl0ck Oct 16 '11 at 15:50
@FumbleFingers The front page shows the questions basing on when they are edited, a new answer is added, or an old answer has been edited. As I edited this question, it has been jumped on the front page, and hopefully somebody will notice it. –  kiamlaluno Jan 21 '12 at 14:33
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It's a typo. "to" should be "so". It was fixed in later editions:

See "The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test", from the Educational Testing Service: (second sentence on that page)

The quote should be, and is now:

At least so argues E.Pessen in his iconoclastic study of the very rich in the US between 1825 and 1850

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