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Aug 10 2009   5:44PM GMT

Complementary or complimentary?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The study explored whether computers and mobile phones were _________ or competitive communications channels.
a. complimentary
b. complementary

Answer: b

Explanation: Complimentary means either free or flattering; complementary refers to things that work together, especially to make something complete.

Kate Porter has an entry about this issue on Galley Proofs.

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