I am using an example-code for my CV. The code here is really simple, I acctually didn't use any "\left", but still getting this error of "missing \right", along with the error "missing delimiter" and "missing $".

I am getting confused about the errors, since the example itself didn't provide any example to fix them. Could someone help me deal with these errors?

here is the position of these errors:

    % Sprach
    \begin{tabular}[t]{p{4cm} p{4cm}} 
     Chinesisch & Muttersprache \\ 
     Deutsch & sehr gut \\
     Englisch & sehr gut \\
     Japanisch & grundlegend

Despite the errors, the code was successfully compiled and produced the following image, which is indeed what I wanted.

the result

here is the definition of the new commands used above:

% creates a standard, multi-purpose CV item with the given left and right column contents, parskip set to cvparskip
% in the right column, and with appropriate vertical space after
% @param #1 left column content
% @param #2 right column content
    % left and right column
        \raggedleft #1
    \end{minipage}% XXX necessary comment to avoid unwanted space
    \hspace{\cvcolumngapwidth}% XXX necessary comment to avoid unwanted space
        \setlength{\parskip}{\cvparskip} #2

    % space after

about the command "cvheadline" (i think it is irrelevant)

% styles

Thank you all! I felt so welcomed in this active community!

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! \begin{left}...\end{left} is essentially the same as \left...\endleft, so you are using \left. I think you want \begin{flushleft}...\end{flushleft}. Aug 12, 2019 at 20:43
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    @PhelypeOleinik "great minds think alike", or something:-) Aug 12, 2019 at 20:44
  • Amazing! It works! ALL Errors gone! Thanks a lot, I am going to search about the flushleft :) Aug 13, 2019 at 22:13

1 Answer 1


\begin{left} executes \left.

I would guess that you intended \begin{flushleft}

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