Confusing words: Complement and Compliment

Complement is a verb, which means to make something seem better or more attractive when combined.

For example: “The colours blue and green complement each other perfectly.”

Compliment is a noun, which means a remark that expresses approval, admiration or respect.

For example: “It was the nicest compliment anyone had ever paid me.”

Tip! Having problems with your spelling? Try these mnemonics:-

If it complements something it completes it. (With an e.)

I like compliments. (With an i.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s