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Words ending in -nce

On the end of a word the /s/ sound after the letter n is most often spelled ce.

chance
He will forfeit his chance of promotion.
glance
At a glance, the man looked like someone she knew.
stance
She had an interesting stance on the matter.
advance
They planned the holiday well in advance.
instance
In this particular instance, the teacher let him off the hook for forgetting his homework.
fence
The fence was made of wood.
commence
Shall we commence the game?
sentence
I was gripped by the very first sentence of this book.
mince
We'll cook the mince tonight.
prince
The prince married his love.
convince
I had to convince Jim that he was wrong.
once
School photos are taken once a year.
ounce
An ounce is around 28 grams.
bounce
I bounce the ball against the wall.
pounce
That cat is about to pounce on a bird.
announce
When will you announce the date?
pronounce
How do you pronounce your name?
France
Paris is the capital city of France.

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Learn about these words in Unit 20. Soft c: ce, ci, cy

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