Angela’s ABCs Words Easily Confused: Complimentary and Complementary

One letter makes all the difference Complimentary This has two distinct meanings: expressing a pleasant  or congratulatory thought, saying that something about another person  is attractive, admirable or praiseworthy: She spoke to him in a very complimentary way telling him he had worn well over the years. The newspapers were complimentary about the team’s performance after their victory. Indicating that something is free of charge or done as an act of courtesy. They found a complimentary bottle of champagne in their honeymoon suite. The restaurant offers valet parking as a complimentary service…. Read More