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    Is this sentence correct?

    "Steve doesn't talk to any other human beings." Shouldn't it be "human being"?

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    #2

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Yes. You could also say that he "doesn't talk to other human beings."

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I know "doesn't talk to other human beings." is correct, but if we used "any other" should it be "human being" or "human beings"?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by woozda View Post
    "Steve doesn't talk to any other human beings." Shouldn't it be "human being"?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by woozda View Post
    I know "doesn't talk to other human beings." is correct, but if we used "any other" should it be "human being" or "human beings"?
    "Human being" is correct. Have you read post 2 carefully? The first word answered your original question.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    What if you meant to answer the question in the title?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I'd like to have a second opinion about this because this sentence is right out of an English text book.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I answered the post, not the title.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Anyone?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    To be honest, I think the singular and the plural are both OK. Mind you, the sentence is strange- it would be more natural to say anyone than human being, unless he does talk to animals, etc.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I would say "any other human beings" because I would say "any other people" so the plural would be more natural for me. However, I don't find "any other human being" entirely incorrect.

    Like Tdol, I would actually probably say "anyone".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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