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blizzy

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Have a look at my sentences. Do they sound okay?
That's not of common interest.
The whole thing isn't of common interest.
 

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They're grammatical, but not very natural. If I understand what you mean, I think you'd be better served by substituting 'mutual'.
 

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That's good to know. In German you would say "Das ist nicht von allgemeinem Interesse." Those sentences are more or less set phrases and belong to
common speech.


That's not of mutual interest.
The whole thing isn't of mutual interest.

What about if I would use "general"? Is that common? Does that sound natural?

That's not of general interest.
The whole thing isn't of general interest.
 

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"Mutual" doesn't work at all for me. General is a good substitute.
 

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'General' works, but has a different meaning than 'mutual'. Something could be of mutual interest, but not of general interest, and vice-versa.
 
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