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Homophones – Compliment Vs Complement

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1. I must __________ you on the new hair color, it goes well with your eye color.


2. Now that Johnson is here, we have a full __________ for our squad reunion.


3. The drum section __________ the vocals and guitar well in the middle stretch of that music number.


4. I had hoped that you would accept my _____________in the spirit of kindness that I gave it.


5. A glass of white wine is the ideal ___________to a seafood meal.


6. Every customer who spends more than fifty dollars on groceries will receive a ______________box of detergent.


7. What I find particularly appealing about him is the way his winning smile __________________ his personality.


8. You may say I’m stubborn, but I take that as a __________.


9. I’ve been intending to __________ you on the way you handled the presentation at the seminar.


10. One __________ I’ll always remember had to do with how well and how professionally I write.


Question 1 of 10

In this English lesson you will learn the difference between the homophones – Compliment & Complement. At times it can be difficult to remember the two spellings and meanings of the words we pronounce as “compliment or complement.” They’re homophones—one is spelled with an ‘i’ and the other is spelled with an ‘e’, and even though they sound the same, they mean different things.


A compliment, with an i, is a kind or flattering remark. If a friend says he likes your new shoes, he’s giving you a compliment. He’s complimenting you.


A complement, with an e, is a full crew or a set, and when something complements something else, it means they go well together. You might talk about a picture frame that complements a photo or the crew complement needed to operate a ship.

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One thought on “Homophones – Compliment Vs Complement”

  1. keerthi says:

    Hi Niharika, Thanks for the vedio.
    Could you please take up a lesson on phrasal verb KEEP.

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