Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "General"

The meaning of "General" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does general mean?
A: It can be compared to „normally“ „commonly“ „overall“ or „universally“ you can say „generally“ or „in general“
Q: What does It took a four-star general, speaking to a military conference in Maryland, to put the full stakes in context. mean?
A: A four star general is one of the highest ranks in the military. In this case, it took one of the most powerful, highest ranking officials to explain to a group of people at a military conference exactly what the "stakes" or what there was to lose or gain and what effects that would have.
Q: What does general and.admiral mean?
A: They are titles/ranks given to people in the army or the navy
Q: What does "There are some generals coming. They are going to put off some of us number threes." mean?
A: Hay unos generales que vienen, nos van a poner/situar/colocar en grupos de tres

Example sentences using "General"

Q: Please show me example sentences with in general.
A: I understood the story in general, but not quite everything.
In general, people don't like paying taxes.
The news reports on tragedies in general.
Q: Please show me example sentences with In general .
A: In general I don't like going out, but I enjoy concerts very much.
People in general don't know a lot of math.

"In general" is similar to "normally".
Q: Please show me example sentences with In general .
A: In general means most of the time, or most of the people, or most of the things. For example, "In general I like to talk to people. It's exciting and I learn new things. But sometimes I like to be alone so that I can enjoy the quiet."

Note: "In general" means the same thing as "generally".
Q: Please show me example sentences with in general.
A: Some people are mean, but, in general, most people are nice.

Some video games can teach children new things, but, in general, video games are mostly for entertainment
Q: Please show me example sentences with in general .
A: Good morning!
Hello, how are you doing?
Excuse me, but where is that?
(That's all I could think of)

Synonyms of "General" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between general and genetic ?
A: General is a word that describes many things. Like something common or widespread.

Genetic is a word that is often used when talking about DNA and heritage.

Example sentences:
Children in general are energetic.
Christians generally go to church every Sunday.

This fruit was genetically modified to taste sweeter.
King Charles II of Spain was born with many genetic defects.
Q: What is the difference between general and common ?
A: "In general, I prefer listening to speaking."

"The general consensus is that learning new languages is fun."

"We have so much in common!"

"Your choice of words is quite common."

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Q: What is the difference between general and generic ?
A: general is neutral
generic is negative = common in a negative way
Q: What is the difference between in general and general speaking ?
A: in general = generally speaking = generally

They all mean exactly the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between general and comprehensive ?
A: Comprehensive is more in depth and tends to be focused on one topic. If you have comprehensive knowledge of something then you know a lot about that one thing. If you have general knowledge then you have a little bit of knowledge of one or a lot of things.

Translations of "General"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? general
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? general
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 上装(the general clothing that be weard above the waist)、下装(the general clothing that be weard lower the waist))
A: I think meant we do NOT categorize clothes this way. :) The rest of their answer is correct.

Other questions about "General"

Q: ‎In general, it is thought that the more times you touch foreign cultures, the more favorable your attitude toward the countries become. However, it is not necessarily true. Sometimes, the more opportunity to touch a culture you have, the stronger your stereotypes become. Like “I knew it.”or “You see, as I said.”, this experience will make your stereotypes stronger. does this sound natural?
A: × ‎In general, it is thought that the more times you touch foreign cultures, the more favorable your attitude toward the countries become.
✓ ‎In general, it is thought that the more times you touch foreign cultures, the more favorable your attitude towards the countries become.

× Sometimes, the more opportunity to touch a culture you have, the stronger your stereotypes become.
✓ Sometimes, the more opportunities to touch a culture you have, the stronger your stereotypes become.

Q: I was told that I need to register to the local general practitioner. does this sound natural?
A: ....register with a ...
Q: 21:In general, this movie is worth to watch it again. does this sound natural?
A: I would say "in general, this movie is worth watching again" or "worth rewatching" or "worth seeing again"
Q: What does (generals) mean in this context?

Kushner also denies reports he discussed setting up a secret back-channel with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
He said he did speak with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, in December at Trump Tower. But he says that conversation was about policy in Syria.
Kushner says that when Kislyak asked if there was a secure line for him to provide information on Syria from what Kislyak called his "generals," Kushner asked if there was an existing communications channel at the embassy that could be used. Kushner says he never proposed an ongoing secret form of communication.
A: General is the highest rank for a military officer.
Q: The upcoming IDB’s general meeting will be an important venue for Latin America’s high-ranking officials and Korean businesses to start building networks and mapping out a plan for megaprojects. Their being geologically far apart obviously adds to the significance of this meeting. does this sound natural?
A: I find the problem greater with the first sentence than with the second one. You've applied improper parallelism by saying "Latin America’s high-ranking officials and Korean businesses." It would sound most natural if you changed it to "Latin American officials and Korean businesses." Using the adjective "high-ranking" disrupts the parallelism and is unnecessary.
For me, the most natural and formal way would be:
​​The upcoming IDB’s general meeting will be an important venue for Latin American officials and Korean businesses to start building networks and mapping plans for future megaprojects. Their being geographically distant obviously adds to the significance of this meeting.

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