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Study the word list: -ance words, Set 2

In these words the weak vowel sound in the final syllable is spelled with the letter a. These are just a few of the many words ending in -ance.

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appearance
She had a strange appearance.
annoyance
To my annoyance, they had eaten all the cake.
ambulance
Will somebody please call the ambulance?
alliance
Both Canada and the US formed an alliance.
appliance
A dishwasher is a kitchen appliance.
avoidance
The government planned to tackle tax avoidance.
balance
Try to keep your balance whilst riding your bike!
circumstance
In this circumstance, I can't go to your party.
clearance
When overtaking another car you should give it good clearance.
disturbance
He called the police to complain about the disturbance.
endurance
The runner showed great endurance.
entrance
There was an assassin near the castle entrance. *
grievance
The workers all experienced grievance from the manager.
guidance
Jane is a marriage guidance counsellor.
maintenance
Older aircrafts require a lot of maintenance.
nuisance
Their new television was a nuisance.
performance
The team’s performance was dismal.
substance
An atom is the smallest part of a substance. *
vengeance
He worked with a vengeance.

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

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