Writing Lessons: Recognizing "i" before "e" rule in spelling (Answers)

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Rule-   "i" before "e," except after "c" or when sounded as "a" in neighbor and weigh

weigh

pierce

conceit

yield

brief

sieve

receive

deceit

receipt

perceive

lenient

sleigh

retrieve

deign

feint

fierce

ceiling

weight

Curious about what some of these words mean? Check definitions here.

** Remember, there are always exceptions to rules. Words like "weird" and "science" don't fit the rule, but rules can be helpful.**

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