# Argument of \begin has an extra }. \par

I keep getting this up and I don't see the issue

Argument of \begin has an extra }.
<inserted text>
\par
l.78 \item
<Item 1>


This is the doc

\section{Previous Jobs}
\cventry{2011 --}{Teacher}{\textsc{Text}}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\item Item 4
\item Item 5
\item Item 6
\item Item 7
\item Item 8
\end{itemize}

• Welcome to TeX.SE! Please give a MWE (tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/120578) that we can test and reproduce the problem. – koleygr Oct 4 '17 at 22:39
• Have you tried it with \cventry{2011 --}{Teacher}{\textsc{Text}}{}{}{}? – Mensch Oct 4 '17 at 22:43
• \cventry takes 6 arguments, not 3 as you've indicated. – Werner Oct 4 '17 at 22:55

Command \cventry is defined to have 6 arguments, and arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty (but you have to write {}):

\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution--3}{City--4}{\textit{Grade}--5}{Description--6}  % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty


With the following MWE (I added the missing {}, see marked code with <======)

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\moderncvstyle{classic} % casual, classic, banking, oldstyle and fancy
\moderncvcolor{blue}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage[scale=0.75]{geometry}

% personal data
\name{John}{Doe}
\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\phone[mobile]{+1~(234)~567~890}
\phone[fixed]{+2~(345)~678~901}
\phone[fax]{+3~(456)~789~012}
\email{john@doe.org}
\homepage{www.johndoe.com}
\social[github]{jdoe}
\photo[64pt][0.4pt]{example-image-a}
\quote{Some quote}

\setlength{\footskip}{66pt}

\begin{document}

\makecvtitle

\section{Education}
\cventry{year--year}{Degree}{Institution--3}{City--4}{\textit{Grade}--5}{Description--6}  % arguments 3 to 6 can be left empty

\section{Previous Jobs}
\cventry{2011 --}{Teacher}{\textsc{Text}}{}{}{} % <=====================
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\item Item 4
\item Item 5
\item Item 6
\item Item 7
\item Item 8
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


you can compile without any error! The result is: