- A dusty wind whips in the sweaty faces of the humans.
- A dusty wind whips in the sweaty faces of humans.
The first sentence uses two thes. Is the article the required in front of humans? Which is correct, 1. or 2.?
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Without the article, the sentence would mean that a dusty wind always whips in the faces of humans; in other words, it would state that part of the condition of being human is that a dusty wind always whips in one's face. (We know that this is not the case, of course.)
With the article, the sentence means that at this particular time and pertaining to this particular group of humans, a dusty wind is whipping in their faces.