Here is another set of most commonly interchanged words. Both words have the same spelling except on their sixth (6th) letter of each - "i" and "e".
I never knew of this before until I met the word "complement" in one of the English novels I am reading. My secret to add-up my vocabulary is checking every single unfamiliar word I encounter - it is effective, why? A word with a meaning you have read about and used in a sentence is easily remembered and harder to forget THAN just by mere reading the meaning on a dictionary alone.
As Google defines each word (with my examples):
- (as a noun) a polite expression of faith or admiration.
- (as a verb) politely congratulate or praise for something.
"The compliments you gave has inspired me to write more."
"Thanks for the compliments."
"We must compliment every job well done by our staff."
She complimented the kindness Mr. Aquino bestowed him.
- (as a noun) a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
- (as a verb) add something in a way to enhance or improves it; make something perfect.
as noun (names a person/place/things/animals/events/emotions:
The greeting segment is a complement to the public service show they have started.
The hat is a complement to her over-all casual look.
as verb (action word):
"You complement my whole being..." the wife told her husband.
One must complement beauty with a respectable personality.
Complement your attire with a printed scarf to make it a stand-out.
I hope this article has helped, especially English learners in my very own I LOVE English Community . Have a great day everyone!
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