I Before E, Except After C
The rule goes like this:
I before E, Except after C,
unless it sounds like A,
as in neighbor or weigh
There are many exceptions to this rule—maybe it’s better to think of it as a guideline—but it can be helpful with words like the ones below.
I before E
Jerry will believe anything.
They’re planting new grass on the football field.
Except before C
Jeremy spotted a spider on the ceiling.
I never expected such deceit from you!
Unless it sounds like A
How much does the kitten weigh?
seize, either, weird, height, foreign, leisure, conscience, counterfeit, forfeit, neither, science, species, sufficient
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