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Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
1-He is dealing with an easily fooled public.
Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
It refers to a section of the public which is easily fooled not all the public.
public - definition of public by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
There are examples: "the reading public", "the racing public" and "the book-buying public".
They all refer to a section of the public, but "the" is used. Is "the" also correct?