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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 4:08:54 PM

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This is a well-read person.
This is a well-read book by me.

Are both correct?
HFJJ
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 4:55:30 PM

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A book is much read or most read.
A person is well-read; therefor "learned", "knowledgeable", "lettered", "well-educated".
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:52:51 AM

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I agree. But can't "well-read" imply "read properly"? Or "well-done job"?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:33:15 PM

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Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I agree. But can't "well-read" imply "read properly"? Or "well-done job"?

That wording would not convey that idea. For this meaning, you say something like, "I read the book well", meaning you read it out loud to someone and you did it well.

If you mean to say you could easily read it, perhaps because it was in another language, then you would say you were able to read it easily, or it was easy to read.
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