Away from the computer, so I’ve scheduled blogs dealing with the language we use as writers. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t reply to any comments for the time being, but I’m having a very well-earned (I think so, anyway) rest for a couple of weeks.
Whether to use Compliment or Complement
compliment: to praise, express admiration. ‘When Jane Fonda thanked him for his compliment, Jason told her it was simply the truth that she was beautiful.’
complement: to make complete, to supply what is wanted. ‘The fresh salmon steak needed a tossed salad to complement it.’