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I started reading a practice reading for N3 yesterday, and found this passage in a sentence that is very confusing

他人から見れば「どうしてそんなことを」というようなことをしてしまう親のことである。

If someone can help me I would really appreciate it.

Thank you

  • Can you provide additional context, and/or make sure it's typed correctly? I'm no expert but the bolded passage seems ungrammatical/confusing to me. – Hikonyan Sep 21 at 23:45
  • Thank you for remarking that, I hadn't noticed the lack of parentheses and the fact that I didn't type the word「こと」。すみません – ラゴズ Sep 22 at 0:04
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「するの?」is omitted at the end of 「どうしてそんなことを」. It means "Why do you do such a thing?"

My attempt is as follows. This is about parents who end up doing something like others say, "Why do you do such a thing?"

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