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    Human vs Humane

    What's the difference between human and humane?

  2. ghmcal

    Re: Human vs Humane

    "Human" is both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, it means "Homo sapiens" - a person. As an adjective it can be used in several ways, so look in your dictionary for that.

    "Humane" means "kind, mericful, compassionate" and so on. For example, if you feed a stray cat, you are being humane.


    * Shizuka is human. (= You are a person.)
    * Shizuka is humane. (= You are kind and merciful to people and animals.)

    Good luck,

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