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    #1

    Question I'd appreciate some help

    Hi there,

    I am Reza Kassaei, from Iran. I'm 21 and have been studying English for almost 8 years. I teach English in an English school here, but do come up with some minor problems from time to time. The one that has put me under stress recently is this:

    When do we end a word with 'ance' and when with 'ence' ?

    For example, is it spelled existence or existance?

    Why?

    Thanks and best regards,


    Reza

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    Re: I'd appreciate some help

    There's no perfect rule, but here's a guide:
    http://www.davidappleyard.com/englis...g.htm#Suffixes
    and here's some practice:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/248.html

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    #3

    Re: I'd appreciate some help

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for teh reply, but the first link doesn't open here in my browser.

    Maybe the address is wrong?

    Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: I'd appreciate some help

    Quote Originally Posted by Reza.Kassaei
    Hi,
    Thanks so much for teh reply, but the first link doesn't open here in my browser.
    Maybe the address is wrong?
    Thanks.
    Hi there,
    Yes he is right ,the same as him I can't open this link "http://www.davidappleyard.com/englis...g.htm#Suffixes"

    I think there must be an internet error on this page or as he said something wrong with the address.
    Last edited by 1364; 22-Feb-2006 at 17:14.

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    Re: I'd appreciate some help

    Try this- http://www.davidappleyard.com/english/spelling.htm

    It works in my browser

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