To cancel something is to stop it from happening.
- Our flight was cancelled due to bad weather.
- Classes were cancelled because of a shooting at the school. (The first two sentence are in the passive voice, past tense.)
- I’m cancelling my internet service because the provider of the service is terrible.
- Jeremy cancelled his vacation as he slowly realized he didn’t have enough money to pay for it.
- Theresa cancelled her appointment with the doctor because her foot–which had been hurting her–no longer hurt.
- The remainder of the camping trip was cancelled after several days of heavy rain.
The word "cancellation" is a noun:
- The hotel had many cancellations following news of expected hurricanes.
- The last-minute cancellation of a flight to France, upended Tanya’s vacation plans.
- We won’t be able to reserve a table at the restaurant unless there’s a cancellation.
The word "cancelled" can be used as an adjective:
- Bad weather resulted in several cancelled flights.
- Sickness among the performers lead to cancelled concert dates.
- Cancelled orders hurt the company’s bottom line so much that it went out of business.
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May 4, 2018