i before e except after c exceptions

i before e except after c exceptions

ie and ei words:

The normal rule is that i comes before e except after c:

  • Sieve
  • Believe

But

  • Receive
  • Deceive
  • Receipt

i before e except after c exceptions:

 

i before e except after c exceptions

  • Atheist
  • Beige
  • Being
  • Caffeine
  • Canoeing
  • Counterfeit
  • Deign
  • Eiderdown
  • Eight
  • Either
  • Feign
  • Feint
  • Foreign
  • Forfeit
  • Freight
  • Height
  • Heifer
  • Heinous
  • Heir
  • Inveigh
  • Inveigle
  • Leisure
  • Monotheism
  • Neigh
  • Neighbour
  • Neither
  • Reign
  • Rein
  • Seize
  • Skein
  • Sleight
  • Sleigh
  • Their
  • Sovereign
  • Surfeit
  • Veil
  • Vein
  • Weigh
  • Weight
  • Weir
  • Weird

Please note that ie can even come after c. Here are some examples:

  • Ancient
  • Conscience
  • Species
  • Sufficient

Find some important tips on how to use its and it’s here.