[ミニレッスン] ComplementとCompliment

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こんにちは。日本人スタッフMです。
今日はダニエル先生の英語ミニレッスンをお届けします。
今回のテーマは「Complement」と「Compliment」。
「e」と「i」が違うだけで、ややこしいですね・・・

CONFUSING WORDS and SPELLING in ENGLISH

English is full of confusing words that sound alike but are spelt differently.
Below is an example.

 

COMPLEMENT vs COMPLIMENT

A cream sauce is the perfect compliment to this apple pie.

Why is the above sentence wrong? Please see the explanation below.

Explanation

A ‘complementis something that completes something else. It’s often used to describe things that go well together:

A cream sauce is the perfect complement to this apple pie.
Yoshida’s grey boots were a perfect complement to his jacket.

• A ‘compliment’ is – a nice thing to say

People often pay Sachiko compliments on her violin playing.
Thank you for the delicious meal. My compliments on your cooking.

 

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