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"I read to the man."

June 13, 2013

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Forgive me, but why is it "all'uomo" and not simply "a l'uomo"?

June 13, 2013

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Some prepositions+article sequences must be joined into a single compound (preposizione articolata), unless the article is part of a title or brand; it's the same in many languages, for instance the French "aux" for "à les" or the German "im" for "in dem". For "con" it's optional, for "per" it's rare, and it usually doesn't apply to "tra" and "fra".

June 13, 2013
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