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    Dear all,

    Two prison escapees expecting to face a dog while they are attempting to escap.

    A: There is a dog.
    B: Why?
    A: because my information is never wrong.
    B: If they weren't human, we wouldn't have gone so far.

    What is the meaning of "human" in this context? And what does it refer to?

    At first, they hit a guard. Then, they expected a dog. I don't know if I can provide more context. but I can't get this "human" at all.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: human

    Who are "they" B is talking about?

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    Re: human

    A thinks that a dog is chasing them. B thinks that they is no dog among them and they are all humans.

    But I changed "human" to "humans".

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    A thinks that a dog is chasing them. B thinks that they is no dog among them and they are all humans.

    But I changed "human" to "humans".
    'human' (adjective) was fine.

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    'human' (adjective) was fine.
    Yes. I thought about it. But I couldn't find any interpretation for it. Who are human? Prison guards?

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Who are "they" B is talking about?
    I thought "they" is refering to "information" I dont know... may be the prison guards they attacked, it would have no sense, though....

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Yes. I thought about it. But I couldn't find any interpretation for it. Who are human? Prison guards?
    If they (the 'thing's following us) were not human (but were, as you claim, dogs) we would not have got so far.

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    Re: human

    I think that "they" refers to the prison guards. Maybe the prisoners are more afraid of dogs than human beings. So, if the prison guards were dogs, they (the prisoners) wouldn´t have gone so far.

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If they (the 'thing's following us) were not human (but were, as you claim, dogs) we would not have got so far.
    Oh! So we can use "human" as an adjective in this sense. interesting!

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    Re: human

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    Oh! So we can use "human" as an adjective in this sense. interesting!
    it's not adj. here. It's short for "human being". The adj. is "humane".

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