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Complement and compliment

By Mary Morel


Complement means to complete, go with.

pepper and salt complement each other


Compliment means to praise. It’s also a formal expression of civility or respect.

I received a compliment about my hair.
compliments of the season

So do you say complement/s slip or compliment/s slip?

Both compliment/s and complement/s slips exist in Google, but I think, using the second meaning of compliment, I’ll choose compliments slip in future.

These two words frequently trip me up and I have to stop and think about their meanings. What words do you have trouble with?

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