i am an English teacher and i usually come across a great deal of questions related to words, the other day a student of mine asked me the difference between the words human and human being but to be honest i had no suitable answer for him, i have also asked this question from a couple of teachers but they unfortunately came up with no convincing answer so i wanted to know what the difference between these two words is.

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    Being a human English teacher, shouldn't you be capitalising the pronoun I in your post? – Mari-Lou A Jan 10 '17 at 9:45
  • Please take help in composing the post. Capitalize the first person singular. Use a period at the end of a sentence, not a comma. This is an advanced Q&A site. – Kris Jan 10 '17 at 9:57
  • Have you checked some good dictionaries? – Kris Jan 10 '17 at 9:57

I thing the only difference is that human being is singular form and referrers to only one human and the word human beings is the plural form talking about a the entire species of human.

  • Isn't the question about the difference between human and human being? Oh, I see the OP has since edited the question. – Mari-Lou A Jan 10 '17 at 9:43
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    Not my downvote, but you could fix your answer. – Mari-Lou A Jan 10 '17 at 10:06

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