Take a look at the following common UTME/PUTME question⬇️

Thank you so much for the _____ but I will prefer a gift as a _______.
A. Compliments/complement
B. Compliments/compliment
C. Complements/compliment
D. Complements/complement

So, which one of the options is the most appropriate?

Ahah!… it’s confusing, isn’t it?

Well, option A is absolutely correct!✅✅✅
Note⬇️

Compliments” are ‘words of praise directed to flatter or appreciate someone’.

Complement” on the other hand means ‘something that COMPLETEs or perfects another thing’.

A memory aid:

ComplEment – ComplEte

Now, back to the question, you can rewrite:

Thank you so much for the ‘compliments‘ (praises), but I will prefer a gift as a ‘complement‘ (completion or perfection).

It’s all about knowing the appropriate word to use!

Do you understand? I have no doubt you do!

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