Re: knew / met
The first suggests to me that the speaker/writer does not yet really know the human race. The second suggests that they do know the human race, but are coming to know it better.
In practical terms, the difference in meaning in these sentences is insignificant.
ps. Preceptor got there first. I agree that the first is more sensible, if one has to decide.
Last edited by 5jj; 29-Dec-2011 at 09:08.
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