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Difference between Common, Mutual, Ordinary and Popular

Common means widespread or prevalent.

  • That type of mosquito is a common disease carrier.

Mutual means shared by two or more parties.

  • Mutual trust is a key ingredient for a long-term relationship.

Ordinary means plain or undistinguished.

  • Her high grades reflect studying habits that are far from ordinary.

Popular means especially liked or preferred by the masses.

  • Children everywhere play the popular game.