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Study: -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.

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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