Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Commonly Misused Words

  1. #1
    Farrhad A's Avatar
    Farrhad A is offline Netbuilder
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    846
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts

    Cool Commonly Misused Words

    Compliment and Complement

    Compliment-Merriam-Webster defines a compliment as “an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; especially : an admiring remark”.

    -I was trying to pay that girl a compliment, but she ignored me.
    -Sometimes he blushes when you offer him a compliment.

    Complement- Merriam-Webster’s first definition is “something that fills up, completes, or makes perfect”, and it can also be used to mean “the quantity, number, or assortment required to make a thing complete”.

    -We had the full complement of pots and pans.
    -Our store does not have enough employees to work the required complement of hours.

    Past and Passed

    The word past locates something in time, and sometimes in space. It can be used as an adjective, noun, or adverb.

    -All past presidents of the United States were male.
    -The ball sped past the goalkeeper.

    Passed is the past participle of the verb “to pass”. It can be an intransitive verb (one which doesn’t require an object) or a transitive verb (one which requires both a subject and one or more objects).

    -The weeks passed quickly.
    -I passed all my exams!
    My Blog- Let's Get Talking!
    Are you on Twitter? Let's become friends!

  2. #2
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
    Irregardless - This is wrong. "Regardless" is the correct form.

Similar Threads

  1. Some words about me
    By unihood in forum Introduction Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24 June, 2010, 19:11 PM
  2. Following words
    By GeeOne in forum General Chat
    Replies: 198
    Last Post: 7 December, 2009, 15:29 PM
  3. [WTS] Buy Articles for $0.50 per 100 words
    By Riccur in forum Services
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13 October, 2009, 14:19 PM
  4. Describe Yourself in 5 words?
    By lethalboom in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29 May, 2009, 02:42 AM
  5. [WTB] 3 articles 250-350 words each & 2 @ 450-500
    By Mr.Bill in forum Content
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19 April, 2009, 21:30 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •