One very common writing mistake is the incorrect use of words and I will be drawing attention to some I notice. This week’s misused words are:
compliment & complement
If there is a pli in the word it means there is no cost for something or that praise is being given. If there is a ple the word refers to things that complete each other.
- Jane complimented me on my writing and handed me a voucher for a complimentary meal.
- Bob and Jane complemented each other perfectly and made a lovely couple.