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COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH
Common Mistakes Words
Accept and Except
Adapt and Adopt
Adverse and Averse
Advice and Advise
Aesthetic and Ascetic
Allusion and Illusion
Anecdote and Antidote
Beside and Besides
Bought and Brought
Born and Borne
Brake and Break
Can and May
Compliment and Complement
Could, Would and Should
Cereal and Serial
Coma and Comma
Dairy and Diary
Do and Make
Desert and Dessert
Do and Does
Each and Every
Effect and Affect
Either and Neither
   
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  COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH  
Common Mistakes / Confused Words
  Compliment and Complement
The words, ‘Complement’ and ‘compliment’ are sometimes confused because they are pronounced the same and have very similar spellings. Both function as noun and verb, but are quite distinct in meaning. A 'complement' is something that gives completeness to a thing, or makes whole. As a noun 'compliment' is an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration.
 
Complement : means something that gives completeness to a thing, or makes whole.
Compliment : means an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration.
 
Examples with 'complement'
Their dresses were a perfect complement to their dancing style.
The cashew nuts were an excellent complement for the ice-cream.
Examples with 'compliment'
My compliments to the chef for such a wonderful meal.
When he complimented the girl on her dress, she laughed at him.

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Brake and Break    
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Can and May Compliment and Complement Could, Would and Should
Cereal and Serial Coma and Comma  
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Dairy and Diary Do and Make Desert and Dessert
Do and Does    
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Each and Every Effect and Affect Either and Neither
Elicit and Illicit Effective and Efficient  
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In and Inside Irrelevant and Irreverent  
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Some and Any Stationery and Stationary Suit and Suite
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Then and Than There, Their and They're Threw and Through
Till and Until To, Too and Two Tell and Say
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Who and Whom Wait and Weight Wave and Waive
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