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"A man is made by the books he reads."

July 17, 2013

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I'm confused as to why `e is before fatto and not "ha"

July 17, 2013

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It's a passive form: A man IS made, not A man HAS made.

July 17, 2013

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So then technically this is not passato prossimo? It's very confusing

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Viaggiatore

It's not a past at all. The passive is just something more to learn. It may be confusing because like the proximate past it also uses participles like "fatto". But it's much like English in that respect. ("A man has made" and "A man is made" both use "made.") Maybe this will help: http://www.italianlanguageguide.com/grammar/passive-voice.asp

July 18, 2013

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I guess I am questioning why it's in this lesson. It seems to just confuse things

July 18, 2013
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