Writing Tips: Spot the Difference (1): compliment vs complement

I’ve noticed that there are many words that people have trouble telling the difference between. I thought it would be useful to help people with some of the common ones.

compliment vs complement – Adam complimented Sarah on her new hair colour. “That colour complements your face, it really brightens up your eyes.” To compliment someone is to express admiration about someone. When an object complements something, it completes the second object, making it better or complete.

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