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What are the most common elements in living things?

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The most common elements in living things are, by quite a distance, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, or CHO.

Carbon based life is what we and all living things are.

Hydrogen and oxygen are used in compounds throughout the body and of course most creatures are mainly water, which is dihydrogen oxide or H20 and therefore the answer is, by some way, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

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