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    Default What does "we" here refer to here?

    Does "we" here refer to "ghosts"? Or "living ghosts"?

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    A ghost is a role without an actor. Ghosts are like movies—the story goes on, but nobody's home. Like dead skin, under normal circumstances, a ghost lingers just long enough to prevent the vulnerable flesh of the living.
    Not all that rarely, people are born with nothing inside, or lose what little they have -living ghosts. And when they die, sometimes even before they die, a hole opens up and a bit of the dark world creeps in.
    We were all there in that city that draws its paycheck from the manufacture of ghosts. We were there when one man started handing out free talk. And we are there now, sad little dolls made of dust.
    Your friends, if only you knew. If only you were smart enough to care. Maybe now you'll listen, though you never have before.
    You'll join us soon enough.
    You're next.

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    Default Re: What does "we" here refer to here?

    "We" seems to refer to all of mankind. What drivel are you reading?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: What does "we" here refer to here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "We" seems to refer to all of mankind. What drivel are you reading?
    All of mankind in a city? It sounds not holding water.

    Creg Bear's Dead Lines:

    http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=b...ed=0CGIQ6AEwCA
    Last edited by NewHopeR; 29-Dec-2012 at 16:01. Reason: link error

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