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    in the middle of the sixth mass

    What does it mean by in the middle of the sixth mass in the following sentence? ALso, if possible, can you please explain what the following sentence exactly mean?

    Today the world may well be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction triggered not by any external influence but by mankind's own destructive ways.

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    Re: in the middle of the sixth mass

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    What does it mean by in the middle of the sixth mass in the following sentence? ALso, if possible, can you please explain what the following sentence exactly mean?

    Today the world may well be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction triggered not by any external influence but by mankind's own destructive ways.
    Hello, I am not a teacher,

    but I believe I understand the meaning of your sentence
    . I think you are reading a newspaper or perhaps a book about mankind.
    The autor is talking about the evolution of people in this world, the 'sixth mass' refers on the disappearance of the races (animals or the evolution of the man)
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    The writer think that the people on this Earth are killing themselves by they behaviour.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: in the middle of the sixth mass

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    What does it mean by in the middle of the sixth mass in the following sentence? ALso, if possible, can you please explain what the following sentence exactly mean?

    Today the world may well be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction triggered not by any external influence but by mankind's own destructive ways.
    Try reading it like this, "...in the middle of the sixth mass extinction..." "mass extinction" goes together.
    It means that man maybe causing another mass extinction of species on the planet.

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    Re: in the middle of the sixth mass

    Mass means big or important here.

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    Re: in the middle of the sixth mass

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Mass means big or important here.
    It could. I thought it meant "all together, in one mass", as in "mass murder", rather than over a period of time.

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