1 happening/found often
be, seem
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

These problems now seem fairly common.

among, in

Stomach pain is very common in children.

2 shared

This attitude is common to most young men in the armed services.

have sth in common

Jane and I have nothing in common.

I have nothing in common with Jane.

The two cultures have a lot in common.

hold sth in common

They hold the property as tenants in common (= they share it).

in common with (esp. BrE)

India, in common with (= like) many other countries, has experienced major changes over the last 100 years.

3 (BrE) showing a lack of education
be, seem, sound

I wish you wouldn't use that word—it sounds so common.

a bit, rather, slightly

I don't like Sandra. She seems a little common to me.

Common is used with these nouns: ↑abbreviation, ↑ailment, ↑aim, ↑ancestor, ↑ancestry, ↑assault, ↑assent, ↑assumption, ↑attribute, ↑belief, ↑bird, ↑bond, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑cause, ↑characteristic, ↑cold, ↑complaint, ↑complication, ↑component, ↑concern, ↑consensus, ↑consent, ↑core, ↑courtesy, ↑criminal, ↑criticism, ↑currency, ↑decency, ↑descent, ↑dilemma, ↑disease, ↑disorder, ↑end, ↑enemy, ↑enterprise, ↑era, ↑error, ↑example, ↑expectation, ↑experience, ↑explanation, ↑expression, ↑factor, ↑failing, ↑fate, ↑fault, ↑feature, ↑foe, ↑folk, ↑form, ↑framework, ↑front, ↑frontier, ↑goal, ↑good, ↑grave, ↑ground, ↑herd, ↑heritage, ↑humanity, ↑identity, ↑illness, ↑ingredient, ↑interest, ↑kind, ↑knowledge, ↑land, ↑language, ↑law, ↑link, ↑market, ↑method, ↑mineral, ↑misconception, ↑mistake, ↑misunderstanding, ↑morality, ↑mutation, ↑myth, ↑name, ↑need, ↑notion, ↑noun, ↑object, ↑objection, ↑objective, ↑observation, ↑occurrence, ↑origin, ↑ownership, ↑parasite, ↑people, ↑perception, ↑pest, ↑phenomenon, ↑phrase, ↑pitfall, ↑politeness, ↑pollutant, ↑pool, ↑practice, ↑problem, ↑procedure, ↑property, ↑prostitute, ↑purpose, ↑reaction, ↑reason, ↑refrain, ↑remedy, ↑room, ↑root, ↑run, ↑salt, ↑saying, ↑scenario, ↑sense, ↑sentiment, ↑set, ↑side effect, ↑sight, ↑slang, ↑soldier, ↑species, ↑standard, ↑stereotype, ↑stock, ↑surname, ↑symptom, ↑tendency, ↑term, ↑terminology, ↑theme, ↑thief, ↑thread, ↑tongue, ↑trait, ↑truth, ↑type, ↑understanding, ↑usage, ↑use, ↑value, ↑vision, ↑vocabulary, ↑wisdom, ↑yardstick

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