Posted by on March 16th, 2016 | 3 responses | grammar, IELTS, Indo English, manusia, Part 3, speaking, Task 2, vocabulary, writing

There will be many disadvantages for human if animal testing is stopped.

If we check in a dictionary, we see that human can be an adjective and it can be a noun. In this example human is used as a noun.
If we check again in the dictionary, we see that human is a countable noun. In grammar, we know that if we’re talking about all examples of a thing, everywhere, and the thing is countable, then we must add an ‘s’ to the noun:

  • There will be many disadvantages for humans if animal testing is stopped.

Mistakes are often made when human is used as a noun modifier, in which case the ‘s’ might be added to the main noun:

  • There will be many disadvantages for human beings if animal testing is stopped.

Can you identify examples of human used as a noun, and human used as a noun modifier? Add them to the comments below :).

3 responses to “Humansss”

  1. imranedu says:

    I live with 2 other humans in my apartment. A human-like statue can also be found in the apartment.
    (Is that correct @eapguru?)

  2. imranedu says:

    Please don’t tell anyone that I’m invading mars with two of my friends 😀

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