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More Confusing Words

Dona Le - Friday, January 15, 2010

Confusing Words

Even experienced writers often make mistakes regarding the following words. Check out the following to make sure that you’re not one of those writers!

Canvas v. Canvass

Canvas is a type of fabric; to canvass is to examine or to solicit votes.

Allude/elude

To allude to something means to refer to it; to elude means to avoid.

Advice/advise

Advice is a noun, indicating the useful guidance or assistance you may receive; to advise is the verb form of the same.

Clothes/cloths

Articles of clothing are what people wear, such as pants, sweaters, shirts, and so on; cloths are (pieces of) fabrics.

Everyday/every day

Everyday describes something that occurs commonly or daily; every day means literally every single day.

Avoid committing errors when using such words as those listed above, and submit your document to Sibia Proofreading for our expert editors’ proofreading services!

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