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    These parties are complimentary to one another.

    In India most political parties are corrupt. These parties are complimentary to one another.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: These parties are complimentary to one another.

    They complement one another would work better for me.

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    Re: These parties are complimentary to one another.

    Note the difference between "compliment" and "complement", and the associated "complimentary" and "complementary". If you don't already know the difference, take some time to study them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: These parties are complimentary to one another.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    In India, most political parties are corrupt.
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    Re: These parties are complimentary to one another.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note the difference between "compliment" and "complement", and the associated "complimentary" and "complementary". If you don't already know the difference, take some time to study them.
    In India, most political parties are corrupt. These parties complement one another.

    Is it wrong to say "they are complementary to each other"?

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    Re: These parties are complimentary to one another.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    In India, most political parties are corrupt. These parties complement one another.

    Is it wrong to say "they are complementary to each other"?
    It isn't wrong, but it doesn't tell the reader very much (neither does the original sentence) and complementary is likely to be misunderstood as complimentary.
    I am not a teacher.

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