Correct spelling, explanation: in this case the core word guide was combined with the suffix -ance (and we received the word guidance). This suffix gives the meaning of process or action. The vowel e in the word guide was omitted as it encountered an -a in the suffix. Guidance is the correct final form of this noun, not
guidence as it may be mistaken.
Definition of guidance:
noun, an action of leadership; also advice
I wouldn’t make it through this course without your guidance.
If you need any guidance let me know.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the correct word, guidance is a noun created from the verb guide by using suffix -ance. We drop the e at the end when we use the suffix. That’s why it is incorrect to spell it as
guidence (e dropped and there is an a from the suffix instead). Guidance is therefore the correct spelling.
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