Spelling the endings ant, ent, ance, ence

There are very many words ending in ant and ent, so we can only include a sample here. To help you, each list has been split into nouns and adjectives.
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Learning Tip for English spelling An extra tip:
Try matching an adjective to a noun with the same ending,
for example:
Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence
an indignant elephant an excellent student


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ant as in contestant ent as in ornament
adjectives nouns
adjectives nouns
abundant
adamant
arrogant
blatant
brilliant
buoyant
constant
defiant
distant
dormant
dominant
elegant
exorbitant
extravagant
exuberant
flagrant
flippant
fragrant
hesitant
ignorant
important
indignant
instant
jubilant
malignant
militant
observant
pleasant
poignant
pregnant
protuberant
radiant
rampant
redundant
relevant
reluctant
resistant
resonant
resultant
significant
stagnant
tolerant
triumphant
vacant
vibrant
vigilant
accountant
applicant
assistant
attendant
assailant
claimant
clairvoyant
complainant
consonant
consultant
coolant
covenant
currant*
defendant
deodorant
dependant*
descendant
disinfectant
elephant
entrant
fondant
inhabitant
occupant
peasant
pageant
pendant
pennant
pheasant
restaurant
sergeant
stimulant
tenant
tyrant
vagrant

Note:
Some words can be either nouns or adjectives, for example:
 assistant     attendant      militant
abhorrent
absent
absorbent
adjacent
affluent
ancient
apparent
belligerent
benevolent
coherent
competent
complacent
confident
consistent
convenient
current*
decadent
decent
deficient
dependent*
different
diligent
efficient
emergent
evident
excellent
fluorescent
frequent
imminent
latent
lenient
magnificent
negligent
obedient
patient
permanent
present
prevalent
prudent
recent
repellent
reticent
subsequent
transparent
vehement
violent
virulent
accident
agent
ascent
client
component
consignment
content
continent
correspondent
crescent
current
delinquent
detergent
deterrent
dissident
document
equivalent
incident
incumbent
moment
monument
opponent
orient
parent
parliament
patient
precedent*
president*
quotient
recipient
rodent
serpent
student
superintendent
talent
tangent
torrent
trident

Note:
Some words can be either nouns or adjectives, for example:
  patient     delinquent      present
Words marked * are homophones. Please see page 9.

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