Spelling the endings ant, ent, ance, ence

Teaching point Some words ending in ant or ent can be changed to nouns by adding ancy or ency. For example:
Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence Help spelling English word endings ant ent ance ence
pregnant > pregnancy current > currency

Use the vowel clue from the adjective to help spell the noun - and vice versa.

Some more examples:

ancy as in pregnancy ency as in currency
accountancy
buoyancy
discrepancy
flippancy
hesitancy
infancy
malignancy
militancy
redundancy
tenancy
truancy
vacancy
absorbency
agency
clemency
complacency
consistency
decency
efficiency
fluency
frequency
leniency
proficiency
solvency
urgency

next part of the spelling course Go to a test in words ending in ance, ancy, ence, ency

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