I am confused about using the suffixes "ance" and "ence". Where would I use "ance" and where "ence"? Is there some important rule about this?
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The rule is, when your spelling checker underlines a word ending with -ance in red, try -ence. ;-)
There's no easy to remember rule. The words are typically derived from Latin words ending -antia and -entia. Though as English spelling was standardized somewhat inconsistently, even that's not an especially good guide for English.