English version

the general public

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe general publicthe general publicthe ordinary people in a country, rather than people belonging to a particular group The information is not available to the general public.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?The general public is usually followed by a singular verb: The general public is not at any risk from the gas leak.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The general public are not at any risk from the gas leak. general public
Examples from the Corpus
the general publicEach is covered almost immediately and, so far as the general public is concerned, left virtually without trace.Organizers of the president's funeral plan a large ceremony for the general public, and a small, private affair for his family.No Press appeals were made for assistance from the general public.We have made great strides in de-emphasising the beer parties, but not many people in the general public have noticed.Federman said this gender difference is consistent with that in the general public.We want the committee to include at least five members of the general public.Does he accept that the general public will not mind in the least paying to see these magnificent treasures?The symbol gets the same message across to your existing employees, to the business community and to the general public.Very little official information is given to the general public.She is a poet who is admired by other poets but not well-known to the general public.They are not responsible to the general public.This task it has admirably fulfilled, becoming very popular with the general public.
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