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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Receiving spelling rules EI-IE: unveil the ceiling for this lie, as in believe

the worst rule: " I before E except after C when the sound is EE "

How to organize the chaos of these words?
concierge, Madeira, caffeine, weird, glacier, their, Sheila, Keith, receive, protein, obey, seize, ancient, diesel, either, tried, science, view, weight, height, sleigh, piece, field, quiet, pier, niece, neighbour, society, experience, patience, 

the government was telling primary teachers they shouldn't teach their children the spelling rule :

" 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' " 

Look at the words below and make up your own mind. How many of these words follow the rule:

Stephen Fry claims there are over 900 exceptions to the 'i before e' rule. You could argue with his figures. Some of his guests do, but ... well, watch for yourself:


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