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Victor Khanin
OF THE COMMON What is the meaning of this sentence? Who (or what) is "the common"? Let's form a subcommittee and do something about the poor state of the common.
Aug 17, 2019 5:08 AM
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Gary is right. This sounds like a conversation between between members of the town council of a small town in England. The "common" is an area of public land, kept open and green for the benefit of all the residents. There is a problem with it at the moment - maybe issues of litter or vandalism, or perhaps it's just overgrown with weeds. The person is suggesting they form a small group to discuss how to deal with these problems.
August 17, 2019
You probably need to give more context. But without it, my guess is that it is an area of public land in Britain. An example is "Wimbledon common".
August 17, 2019
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