Category: Common mistakes

A Quota or a quote

Several students mixed up the meaning of quota and quote this week. It is easy to see why as the spelling is almost the same. Here’s some clarification. A quota is a limit or a fixed number of people or things, or a fixed...

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How to use the immune

How do you use the adjective immune? This sentence came up in a student’s answer this week. This does not mean that the German economy is future-proof or immune against a slowdown. This is a case of using the wrong...

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