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 :)
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."
inconvenient = adjective
The scheduled meeting was very inconvenient.
My apartment is in an inconvenient area.
Taking the bus every day is a big inconvenience.
I lost my ID and getting a new one was a huge inconvenience.
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)