In the sentence

"An ecosystem consists of the living and nonliving things in an area that interact with one another"

what does living things mean? Does the human being fall into this category of "living things"?

Thank you in advance!

  • This is in danger of being put on hold as general reference - can you please explain what resources you have consulted, and why they don't make the difference clear to you?
    – jimsug
    Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 23:44
  • Do you remember a lesson in Biology? biology-online.org/dictionary/Living_thing :)
    – Maulik V
    Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 4:47

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Yes we do belong to the category of living things, any animal and plant also does, I think the sentence refers to the habitat that surrounds us, for instance we [LIVING THINGS] interact with buildings and trains [NON-LIVING THINGS]

Hope this helps :)

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