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Using Words Correctly 2

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Make sure you correctly use these commonly confused words:

  • among, between: Among refers to more than two people or things. Between refers to two people or things.

    I started a chat conversation between Charise and myself.

    Then I added Claire so that we could talk among the three of us.

  • complement, compliment: Complement means to "complete something else." Compliment means to "offer praise."

    Charise's photos were a nice complement to the story I wrote for the school website.

    I also complimented Claire's excellent web design on the project.

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