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Making Sense of Grammar
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前一个是免费赠送,赞美的意思,后一个是互补的意思
asked Mar 22, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118010100323 gc (190 points)
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complimentary:

1. paying or containing a compliment; expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise

2. given free as a courtesy

    a complimentary ticket

complementary:

1. acting as a complement; completing

2. making up what is lacking in one another

    Many plain tiles and complementary borders are also available.

[1] Webster's II New College Dictionary[M]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005.

[2] Collins Cobuild. Collins COBUILD advanced learner's English dictionary[M]. Collins Cobuild, 2006.

answered Oct 15, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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