中考英语词汇辨析:human being,person,people

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1. human being “人类”,可数名词,复数为human beings. 意义较具体,以区别于动物、鬼神之类。如:

  There were no sight of human beings on the island although there were monkeys, wild goats and snakes. 那个岛上虽然有猴子,野羊和蛇,但没有人居住过的痕迹。

2. person. “人”着重指个别而言。与animal相对。指男,女,老,少均可。如:

  There are only three persons in the room. 房间里只有三个人。

3. people “人”是集合名词。与enemy相对,有较强的感情色彩。指普通人时,可与person代换。其复数形式为“民族”之意。如:

  ① Most people think so 大多数人这样想。

  ② There are more than 50 peoples in our country. 我国有50多个民族。