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    Default In philosophy and literature he was read? Why not "he read"?

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    In philosophy and literature he was read,
    So widely that no point escaped his ken .

    Zhang Song began to take his leave, but Yang Xiu said, "Don't go quite yet.


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    Default Re: In philosophy and literature he was read? Why not "he read"?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    In philosophy and literature he was read,
    So widely that no point escaped his ken .

    Zhang Song began to take his leave, but Yang Xiu said, "Don't go quite yet.


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    Three Kingdoms, A Historical Novel: Complete and Unabridged - Guanzhong Luo - Google
    It means, "In philosophy and literature he was educated."
    If you've read a lot of books, you are "well-read."

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