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Post time 2007-4-6 00:40:31 |Display all floors
what the students have learnt are all ____(普通的)knowledge
这个空填 common 还是 general
我看到两个这样类似的句子 填的却不同 不知道哪位仁兄能帮帮忙

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Post time 2007-4-6 08:43:18 |Display all floors
“我看到两个这样类似的句子 填的却不同”

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Post time 2007-4-6 09:08:44 |Display all floors
general knowledge

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Post time 2007-4-6 10:37:04 |Display all floors

The correct English sentence is:

What the students have learned is common knowledge.  The phrase "common knowledge" is the idiom being sought in this sentence.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known to everyone within a community; they may need to study to become familiar with it, or it may be made known to them through teaching or upbringing.

This sentence could also mean that the students had studied something easy, something commonly known by others.

General knowledge is knowledge that is available to everyone within a community, but is not specifically studied.  It also refers to public knowledge, or public awareness.  It can be a synonym of common knowledge.

If the students have learned it, then it is known within their community, and is considered common knowledge.

If you name a specific subject, such as Medicine, or Chemistry, or Philosophy or some other discipline, then "general" would be correct.  

For Johnny: This translation refers to "knowledge", not to particular subject matter, and so "common" is the proper adjective for the sentence.  Also, whether the Chinese mean a particular thing even with a generalized adjective; in English, the correct idiomatic expression is "common knowledge."  "General knowledge" is used where the subject is known, not studied, or where a particular, named subject is studied.  This is not the case in the above translation.

Please note that "learnt" is usually British usage, or older, archaic usage.

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Post time 2007-4-6 10:44:14 |Display all floors
The correct answer is "general"

For example:

在医学里, 学生最先学的是 "general medicine". 在这里 general 代表初级。

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Post time 2007-4-6 10:44:28 |Display all floors

我觉得都可以啊 无所谓谁对谁错

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Post time 2007-4-6 11:01:12 |Display all floors
What you learn in general medicine is not general knowledge.  Same with general education, which gives students a comprehensive range of knowledge across many academic fields.

Also, "what the students have learnt IS ......"

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