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Sometimes you have to work out whether a word ends with -ent or -ant. A trick that might help is to check if the word ends with the suffix -ment.

Have you ever noticed that adding a small ending to a word can completely change its meaning? The suffix -ment changes a verb into a noun. For example, enjoyment is the result of enjoying something, placement is the result of placing something in a specific position, and development is the result of developing.

Words ending in the suffix -ment allow us to describe concepts and experiences with precision in English.

For words that end with the suffix -ment, always use the -ent spelling.

payment Bob regretfully couldn't make the payment.
agreement The whole family was in agreement.
investment He made a large investment in the company.
engagement The couple celebrated their engagement.
government The government cuts will affect everyone.
achievement The win was a great achievement.
adjustment There was an adjustment in today's schedule.
advertisement I saw an advertisement for a new drink.
amazement To my amazement, he arrived on time.
amusement To my amusement, my friend burst out laughing.
nourishment A plant needs the correct nourishment to grow.
punishment The judge handed out a harsh punishment to the criminal.
encouragement Her family gave her encouragement to succeed.
development Development of new business is vital to an economy.
replacement The bicycle needed a replacement wheel.
entertainment Reading, sports and games are all forms of entertainment.
management The company was now under new management.
excitement The football commentator yelled in excitement.
commitment Playing in a team requires commitment.
improvement I saw a noticeable improvement in the Year 6 spelling scores.

Learn more about these words in Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence

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payment
agreement
investment
engagement
government
achievement
adjustment
advertisement
amazement
amusement
nourishment
punishment
encouragement
development
replacement
entertainment
management
excitement
commitment
improvement

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Other lists from Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence

Adjectives ending in -ant
Nouns ending in -ant
Adjectives ending in -ent
Nouns ending in -ent
-ance words, Set 1
-ance words, Set 2
-ence words, Set 1
-ence words, Set 2
-ancy words
-ency words

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