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    What does the following as mean?The idea that humans could have been better off as hunter-gatherers seems odd to us.Thank you very much.

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    Re: as

    'The idea that humans could have been better off [if they had lived] as hunter-gatherers seems odd to us'.

    'better off' is often followed by 'as + noun' (as in your example) or by a gerund: You'd be better off doing it yourself. [= if you did it yourself]

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    Thanks BobK

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