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Study the word list: Nouns ending in -ant

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

accountant I have an accountant to do my tax forms.
applicant The course needed one more applicant.
assistant The shop assistant was unhelpful and rude.
attendant When I entered the store, I was greeted by an attendant.
consultant I decided to see a consultant.
defendant The defendant pleaded not guilty.
deodorant Deodorant keeps you smelling fresh!
descendant Some think that man is the descendant of apes.
disinfectant Mum used disinfectant to clean the bathroom.
elephant Young elephants are called calves.
entrant Emily was the first entrant in the competition.
inhabitant The island only had one inhabitant.
occupant The next-door house has a new occupant.
restaurant We all love to go to the restaurant. *
sergeant The sergeant barked orders at the new recruits. *
stimulant Drugs that speed up the brain and make you more alert are known as stimulants. *
tenant The tenant hadn't paid his rent yet.
tyrant The powerful leader was a tyrant.

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

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