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    structure / pervs

    Dear all,

    A detective says:

    "Assigned searched for predators. No recent rapes or regular pervs."

    They are investigating a homicide case.

    First: what is the meaning of "Assigned searched" does that refer to somebody?

    Second what is the meaning of "pervs"? the adj. "regular" is misleading (they are talking here about the victim, how "rapes" with "pervs"?

    If you kindly need more context, ask me because I don't know What exactly would be useful.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: structure / pervs

    or are they talking about the predators (criminals, as far as i can get it) and not the victim?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: structure / pervs

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    A detective says:

    "Assigned searched for predators. No recent rapes or regular pervs."

    They are investigating a homicide case.

    First: what is the meaning of "Assigned searched" does that refer to somebody?
    "The detective/cop [who was] assigned searched ..."

    Second what is the meaning of "pervs"? the adj. "regular" is misleading (they are talking here about the victim, how "rapes" with "pervs"?

    If you kindly need more context, ask me because I don't know What exactly would be useful.

    Thanks a lot.
    A 'perv' is a 'pervert'. This covers all sorts of sexual deviants, not only rapists; eg. peeping Toms (voyeurs, men who peer into bedroom windows, etc). So, the detective was searching for rapists and various other regular pervs. "Regular" probably means "known pervs" - men they know in the neighbourhood who have been in jail for shorts periods, and who keep turning up on their suspect lists.
    So, it means there were no recent rapes, and no recent reports about their regular pervs. So, they (apparently) haven't turned up a suspect.

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    Re: structure / pervs

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    A 'perv' is a 'pervert'. This covers all sorts of sexual deviants, not only rapists; eg. peeping Toms (voyeurs, men who peer into bedroom windows, etc). So, the detective was searching for rapists and various other regular pervs. "Regular" probably means "known pervs" - men they know in the neighbourhood who have been in jail for shorts periods, and who keep turning up on their suspect lists.
    So, it means there were no recent rapes, and no recent reports about their regular pervs. So, they (apparently) haven't turned up a suspect.
    Thanks a lot for the explanation but what is the meaning of "Assigned"? is it an adj,?

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    Re: structure / pervs

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Thanks a lot for the explanation but what is the meaning of "Assigned"? is it an adj,?
    "The detective/cop [who was] assigned" = "The assigned detective"
    Its either a past participle or a participial adjective, depending on where you put it - functioning here as a noun.

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