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    Dear teachers,

    Could you please explain the difference between 'common interest' and 'mutual interest'? I found them confusing.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Default Re: mutual and common

    Mutual interest can be used in business where there is financial benefit, etc, to the parties. Common interest just means, to me, that people are interested in the same thing, which could also be referred to as mutual.

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    Default Re: mutual and common


    Dear Tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mutual interest can be used in business where there is financial benefit, etc, to the parties. Common interest just means, to me, that people are interested in the same thing, which could also be referred to as mutual.

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