Complaint - compliant
From Hull AWE
Do not confuse or mistype these words:
- A complaint is what you make (the noun) when you complain. It is also sometimes used to mean an â€˜illnessâ€™ or a â€˜diseaseâ€™.
- Compliant is the adjective from the verb to comply with, which means roughly â€˜to obeyâ€™, to do what the [rules] tell you to do. â€œGood students comply with [or are compliant with] the University regulations on deadlines, lengths of assignments, and plagiarism.â€
If you want to see advice about the difference between compliance and compliant, see the table at -nce - -nts.