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This week, we are going to explore another tricky word ending. This one is tricky because we have to choose if it’s ‘-ance’ or ‘-ence’.

 

First, we will look at 'ance' words.

 

What do you need to know?

 

  • ‘-ance’/‘-ancy’ are used where the root word ends in ‘-ant’(observant/ observance, expectant/expectance).
  • If the root word can add the ending ‘-ation’, then these words will usually take ‘-ance’/’-ancy’.
  • If the related verb ends in ‘-y’, ‘-ure,’ ‘-ear’ or ‘-ate’, then the noun will take ‘-ance’.
If the stem of the word ends in a hard /c/ or /g/ sound, then it takes ‘-ance’.

Monday

Use the root words below and add the correct suffix. 

 

  Add the suffix
inherit  
hesitate  
elegant  
dominate  
resist  
tolerate  
distant  
allow  
perform  
guide  
deviate  
application  
insure  

 

Tuesday

Once you have added and checked you have use the correct suffix, practise the words using the look, cover, write, check strategy or choose another strategy you are familiar with. 

 

Wednesday

Today we are looking at adding the suffix 'ence'. Look at the root word carefully and add the suffix.

Check they are correct. 

  Ad the correct suffix.
coherent   
infer  
refer  
depend  
violent  
prefer  
transfer  
confident  
evident  
excellent  
silent  
convenient  
indulge  
innocent   
intelligent  
patient  

 

Thursday - add the correct suffix to the words in the sentences.

Friday

Use a selection of the words you have worked on this week to practise your handwriting. Take real care with your joins to make it as neat as possible. 

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