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Unit 33: Spelling the word endings -ant -ent -ance -ence
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Unit 33: Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence

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Spelling the endings ance and ence

Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence
ance as in elegance ence as in correspondence

Teaching point 1) Adjectives that end in ant can change to make nouns ending in ance:
elegant > elegance distant > distance brilliant > brilliance

2) Similarly, adjectives ending ent can change to make nouns ending ence:

evident > evidence different > difference violent > violence

Using this idea, study the nouns below. Think about their corresponding adjective. Use the icons to help you learn them.

Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence
ance as in elegance ence as in correspondence
abundance
acquaintance
admittance
allowance
arrogance
assistance
defiance
dominance
extravagance
fragrance
ignorance
importance
tolerance
radiance
relevance
reluctance
repentance
resistance
resonance
significance
tolerance
vigilance
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absence
adolescence
affluence
belligerence
competence
confidence
convenience
dependence
diligence
evidence
excellence
existence
impudence
incidence
lenience
magnificence
obedience
opulence
patience
persistence
presence
reverence
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The ance and ence suffixes are also not only used on ant or ent words, but on others also, for example:
appearance
annoyance
ambulance
alliance
appliance
avoidance
balance
circumstance
clearance
disturbance
endurance
entrance
grievance
guidance
maintenance
nuisance
performance
substance
vengeance
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audience
circumference
conference
conscience
essence
experience
innocence
intelligence
interference
persistence
reference
residence
science
sentence
sequence
silence
succulence
turbulence
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