Grammar Lesson Monday: Compliment and Complement

Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once.  I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.

Today, we will learn the difference between compliment and complement.

Simply put:
Compliment is when you want to say something nice about a person or thing.
I loved her cute jeans, so I gave her a compliment.
I complimented her cute jeans.

Complement is when you think something goes together with something else or the whole is already a set.
The jeans/top complement really highlights her figure.  
   >> although "complement" as a noun is really more for ship crews, army divisions, and such group types.
Her halter top and cute jeans complement each other.

That's it for today.  Celebrate good grammar!

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