Ask the Teacher: "I" before "E" except after "C"?

Espresso English Podcast

05-01-2024 • 3 min

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Today’s question is, “Teacher, can you explain the ‘i before e except after c’ rule?”

Yes - there’s a little rhyme that we often use to remember whether to spell words with IE or EI, and it goes: “I before E except after C, or when sounding like A as in neighbor and weigh.”

Let’s look at the words that follow this rule… and the exceptions to it!

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