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Study: Adjectives ending in -ent

In these words the weak vowel sound in the final syllable is spelled with the letter e. There are many words ending in -ent. Here are just a few.

absent
William was absent during class today.
absorbent
This cloth is extremely absorbent.
adjacent
They slept in adjacent rooms.
ancient
Greece has many ancient ruins.
apparent
It became apparent that he wasn't ready for the job.
competent
He is a competent pianist.
confident
The football manager was confident of winning.
convenient
Will it be convenient to call tomorrow?
decent
The fish was a decent size so we kept it.
different
The paints in the box are different colours.
efficient
An efficient machine works well.
excellent
The choreography in the show was excellent.
frequent
I am frequent visitor to the zoo.
imminent
The train departure was imminent.
obedient
William was obedient as a child.
patient
All the patients escaped from the fire.
permanent
I'm hoping my job will be made permanent.
present
Linda screamed with delight when she opened the present.
transparent
Quartz is a hard transparent mineral.
violent
The film censor cut the most violent scene.

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

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

The suffix -ment
Adjectives ending in -ant
Nouns ending in -ant
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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