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complement - correct spelling

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verb and noun

Not compliment.’s section on Problem Words discusses complement and compliment. Click here for that discussion.

Example: The wine and the sauce will complement the oysters nicely. verb

Example: Her new hat will complement her outfit for the party. verb

Example: We now have a full complement of players. noun

Example: A noun serves as a complement when it follows the verb to be. noun (grammatical term)

See compliment.

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