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Canvas vs Canvass


Canvas vs Canvass. The starving artist had to canvass the neighborhood to raise money for a canvas. Your writing will always be a piece of art with ErrNET!

Canvas is a noun that means a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used for tents, sails, paintings, etc.

Canvass is a verb that means to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, etc.

Canvas and canvass are types of homonyms that are words pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Because of their similar spellings, “canvas” and “canvass” are often erroneously interchanged and difficult to detect during the proofreading process. ErrNET copyediting technology will canvass your writing errors, and then destroy them!

Canvas sentence examples:

A canvas tarp was used to cover the firewood to keep it dry.

Do you think that canvas pants will ever hit the fashion world as the latest fashion?

A typical patio umbrella is made from canvas.

The new chair coverings were made of a new oil-treated, water-resistant canvas.

During the allied invasion of Normandy, soldier’s rifles were wrapped in oil-soaked canvas to protect them from the ocean saltwater.

The artist’s medium was oil on canvas.

We had to get rid of our old canvas tent because it weighed a ton.

Canvass sentence examples:

When Oliver Twist was down to his last shilling so he had to canvass the neighborhood door-to-door for money.

Census Bureau representatives constantly canvass homes to keep population and demographic statistics current.

Girl Scouts regularly canvass local neighborhoods and businesses to raise money for their organization.

I’m certain that every one of us has encountered a Jehovah Witness canvassing neighborhoods to spread their “New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.”

The politician’s volunteers canvassed the neighborhoods to solicit opinions of the competing candidates.

The magazine could not sell enough subscriptions with their current marketing tactics, so they decided to hire people to canvass homes and businesses for more sales.


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