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- Is there a rule for “‑ance” vs. “‑ence”? 4 answers
Is there any pattern to predict whether to use -ant or -ent, in words such as those below?
abundant / attendant / arrogant VS abhorrent / absorbent / dependent
I find -ent seems to be more common... Some associate -ant with noun and -ent with adjective, but that does not always hold.