Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday Tip: Complement or Compliment?

Complement means that something goes well with something else or is a complete amount. A good way to remember this is that complement and complete both have E's. For example:

  • Ice cream complements cake.
  • The team had its full complement of players.

Compliment is a word of praise. If something is complimentary, it is free. For instance:
  • It it nice to receive a compliment.
  • The bank gave out complimentary pens to people opening a new account.

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