Man(human) man(male) men (plural) and the definite article...+adverbs
Today I have read a text about the Elizabethan Worldview.
I wouldn't say that the text is difficult but there is one problem I have got.
There are many passages which include the vocabulary "man".
Normally this wouldn't disturb me but let's take a look at the following example:
"Man was a mediator between himself and the universe."
Man can mean a male person. The plural would be men.
Man can also mean a human. The plural would be men,too.
I would say that in the example given above "man" has the same meaning as human.
If so why wouldn't I say "The man was a mediator between himself and the universe"?
Is "man" generalized in the example given above?
Second question: realistic /realistically
The trumpet sounds realistically. (realistic is connected to the verb so I have to use an adverb, or not? Should I say "The trumpet sounds realistic? I am confused just right now... :( )
He played Macbeth realistically.
Is this house realistic?
Wile the adjective has no L the adverb exists only with two Ls. Normally an adverb would only have two Ls when the basic form ends with one L, wouldn't it?