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
X A cream sauce is the perfect compliment to this apple pie.
Why is the above sentence wrong? Please see the explanation below.
A ‘complement’is 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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