I want to talk about what humans usually eat.

Do you use humans’ diet in English?


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    An example sentence, using humans', would be helpful.
    – JimM
    Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 21:33
  • Thank you Jim.I want to talk about foods(meats,fruits,vegetables,..) that all of people in the world eat in their daily lives.I think The human diet is correct,isn't it?
    – Khashayar
    Commented Nov 15, 2014 at 17:05

2 Answers 2


The human diet.

It's the use of singular as representative of whole group/species.

It's like you hear in nature movies: "The White Rhino is on the brink of extinction" - it isn't about the specific one rhino in the footage, but about the species as a whole.


As SF pointed out, 'humans' refers to a group, so the apostrophe would be placed in the singular position. e.g. "Because primates are carnivorous, the human's diet includes meat."

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