Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

All human beings are created equal. All human beings are created equally. -----Which one is correct ? And why ?


All human beings are created equal. ------- The sentence is grammatically strange . What is the grammatical role of " created " here ?

13 Answers

  • Andeee
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    Both are grammatically correct. The first is probably the one you want to use. The phrase "all men are created equal" appears in the United States Declaration of Independence and has been widely quoted by many since. The second is not grammatically incorrect, necessarily, but it doesn't have exactly the same meaning as the widely-used first sentence.

    Equal is an adjective. Adjectives modify nouns. The noun in this sentence is "human beings."

    Equally is an adverb. Adverbs modify verbs. The verb in this sentence is "created."

    So, the first sentence means that the people are equal. The second refers to their creation. In other words, it means the process of making them was the same.

  • 3 weeks ago

    both are actually correct because it all depends on how you would rather say it. if you would rather say it all human being are created equally or all human being are created equal they are both correct

  • 4 weeks ago

    All human beings are created equally

  • 4 weeks ago

    Equallity is like Democracy, you are a Democrat, (member of a political party) and Democracy is the way too many countries in the word are based.

    Human beings are creates equal to everyone else, equality is like the Democracy no Democrat that come to be a person but not Dempcracy that is ideology.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Putting aside the political and philosophical debate and sticking to the grammar: Both sentences are grammatically correct, but the meaning is different.

    'Equal' is an adjective, so it must qualify a noun. The noun in this sentence is '[human] beings'. So 'equal' must refer to 'human beings'.

    This means that when human beings are created, they are equal.

    'Equally' is an adverb, and it must modify a verb. The verb is 'are created'. This means that the PROCESS of creation is 'equal', the same for everybody.

    You remark that the phrase 'are created equal' is 'strange'. It's not really. It's the same structure as 'The jacket was made too small' or 'Jenny turned her hair blond'. Here, 'small' and 'blond' are the RESULT of an action; they don't describe the action itself.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I suppose both are true. the difference here is whether the humans are equal, or the creation is equal. Created equally means that the creation is the same in effect or process, whereas created equal means that the humans are basically the same at the moment of creation. That is the difference between an adverb (equally) and adjective (equal).

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The first one is correct if you want to say all people are equal. In this case, “equal” is an adjective that modifies “people”.

    If, however, you want to say that the creation PROCESS is essentially the same for each person who is created, you would use the second. In that case, “equally” is an adverb that modifies “created”.

  • 4 weeks ago

    "equal" in this context means a) of equal worth in the sight of God and b) with equal rights before the law. It does NOT mean equal beginning, equal opportunity, or equal outcome ... those are socialism in action and it is inherently abusive of both human rights [socialism requires a police state] and economic outcomes [it is no accident that Cuba, a socialistic state, has fallen from number two in GDP/capita in Latin America to next to last since the 1959 revolution.].

    • RE
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Where is your evidence for the notion that socialism is abusive of human rights or requires a police state?

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    "Equal" is the word to use.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They are both fine.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    both statements are false

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