We study linear combinations of composition operators acting on the Fock-Sobolev spaces of several variables. We show that such an operator is bounded only when all the composition operators in the combination are bounded individually. In other words, composition operators on the Fock-Sobolev spaces do not possess the same cancelation properties as composition operators on other well-known function spaces over the unit disk. We also show the analogues for compactness and the membership in the Schatten classes. In particular, compactness and the membership in some/all of the Schatten classes turn out to be the same.
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