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What is 'Common Knowledge'?
What is common knowledge?
'Common knowledge' is information that is available from a variety of different sources and that that does not really have a specific author.
- Paris is the capital of France.
- Very elderly people are more like to suffer illness.
- Reducing traffic has a positive effect on air quality.
Information that is considered common knowledge does not need to be referenced.
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