One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Forming nouns denoting a quality or an instance of it.‘impertinence’
2Forming nouns denoting an action or its result.‘reference’‘reminiscence’
From French -ence, from Latin -entia, -antia (from present participial stems -ent-, -ant-). Since the 16th century many inconsistencies have occurred in the use of -ence and -ance.
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