Here’s a compliment
“Compliment” and “complement” sound exactly the same – and, to make matters worse, their meanings aren’t super different. A “complement” is something that increases the value of, or goes well with, something else. A “compliment” is a kind, praising statement. Homophones like these can be tricky to keep straight. If you’re struggling to be certain which one to use, try these spelling rules on for size: A “complement” is something that “completes” something else. On the other hand, since I like getting compliments, make sure there’s an I in “compliment.”
Accommodate more letters
Here’s another one where the double letters trip people up, with good reason. If you get stuck on the word “accommodate,” just remember that it’s a long enough word to “accommodate” both a double C and a double M. Or think that the best “accommodations” at a hotel are the ones with two double beds, just like the word has two double letters.
Think of the months
When you say “calendar” out loud, it sure doesn’t sound like that last vowel should be an A. If you find this word a little tricky, remember that it has two A’s in it, one for each month on the calendar that begins with A (April and August).