Sexy Birthday Homonyms: complement & compliment

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Welcome to the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday party! This month, I’m posting a set of easily confused homonyms every weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:

A complement (noun) completes or makes something whole, as in:

She revealed tiny, perky nipples, a perfect complement to those round, buoyant breasts.

A compliment (noun) expresses praise or admiration, as in:

I thanked her for the compliment when she told me I fucked like a whore.

What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.

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