Misused Words

Complement and Compliment

Complement means something that completes or makes perfect.

The team has its full complement, so no other players are needed.

Compliment means praise.

He offered her a compliment on her beautiful hat.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) Most people find it difficult to accept a (complement, compliment).

(2) The band has its full (complement, compliment) of musical instruments.

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