The face of a human being

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angliholic

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The face of a human being is the most expressive and enchanting thing we can look at.



I wonder why the above uses a big term "a human being" instead of "a person." Are they different in meaning? Thanks.
 

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Re: The face of a human beings

"Human being" emphasises the fact that we are talking about homo sapiens sapiens. This in turn emphasises a sense of "belonging"; we are all human beings.

A "person", on the other hand, is just an anonymous individual: somebody whose name we don't know.
 

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Re: The face of a human beings

"Human being" emphasises the fact that we are talking about homo sapiens sapiens. This in turn emphasises a sense of "belonging"; we are all human beings.

A "person", on the other hand, is just an anonymous individual: somebody whose name we don't know.
Thanks, Rewboss.
 
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