humans and aliens

Humans are usually redundant

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 | 0 comments | appropriacy, culture, human, IELTS, Indonesia, manusia, redundancy, speaking, vocabulary, writing

In conclusion, long working hours are necessary for human beings.

Indonesian flag I’m guessing this may be a cultural issue.
Let’s try a quick test. Which of the following sentences is NOT about working hours and humans?

  1. Long working hours are necessary for human beings.
  2. Long working hours are necessary.
  3. Long working hours are necessary for ants.

Hopefully you chose number 3. In any discussion of working hours, and indeed of many other topics, we’re usually talking about human beings, unless otherwise specified.
The only time we really need to mention humans is when we’re contrasting them with non-humans!

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