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Difference between inconvenience and inconvenient?

Hi guys, I would like to know the difference between the word inconvenience and inconvenient. I'm a little confused with both.

For example, is this correct: Thank you so much for reaching out to me with your  inconvenience

Or should I say: Thank you so much for reaching out to me with your inconvenient. ?

Thanks a lot for the help :)


Sep 7, 2016 11:40 AM
Comments · 5

Both sound a bit awkward. 


It sounds a bit more natural to say, "Thanks so much for reaching out for me and sorry for the inconvenience."


examples:

inconvenient = adjective

The scheduled meeting was very inconvenient.

My apartment is in an inconvenient area.


inconvenience=noun

Taking the bus every day is a big inconvenience.

I lost my ID and getting a new one was a huge inconvenience.


September 7, 2016

Hi Natalia, the difference is that inconvenient is an adjective and inconvenience is a noun. So, something inconvenient (adj) is called an inconvenience (noun). Examples:

I'm sorry if I have caused you an inconvenience. (noun)

I didn't mean to cause such an inconvenient situation for you. (adjective)

Note: just so you know, inconvenience can also be used as a verb. Examples:

I'm sorry that I inconvenienced you. (past tense verb)

I don't want to inconvenience you. (infinitive after helping verb)

September 7, 2016
"Is it an inconvenient (Adj.) time to talk to you?" - Difficult, problem

"The traffic is a huge inconvenience (noun)" - Trouble, disturbance

September 7, 2016
Thanks Andy! especially for the corrections and mentioning that both sound awkward, I will correct them, thanks :-)
September 7, 2016
Hi Neil, thank you, that was really helpful :-) I think I understand now. 
September 7, 2016
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