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Oct 20 2008   2:23PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — complementary or complimentary?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

laptop.jpg Which is correct?
According to a recent report, the more expensive your hotel is, the less likely it is to provide __________ Wi-Fi.
a. complementary
b. complimentary

Answer: b

Complementary means to work together, especially to make something complete.

Besides its usual meaning (favorable), complimentary can also mean given freely as a courtesy.

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