The spelling rule i before e except after c works MOST of the time but not always. This list shows many of the ie words that DO obey the rule.
Learn about these words in unit 21. The 'I' before 'e' rule – does it work?
|field||The sheep were let loose in the field.|
|brief||The instructions were too brief.|
|chief||The tribe elected a chief.|
|grief||His death caused terrible grief.|
|relief||There was great relief at the rescue.|
|mischief||That child is getting up to mischief again.|
|niece||My brother's daughter is my niece.|
|piece||Please may I have a piece of cake?|
|siege||The castle was under siege.|
|priest||The priest blessed the people.|
|fierce||The tiger was fierce.|
|pierce||Pierce the lid before cooking.|
|achieve||He wanted to achieve good grades in school.|
|believe||I can't believe she has married him.|
|retrieve||The dog ran to retrieve the ball.|
|diesel||This truck's engine runs on diesel fuel.|
|hygiene||Good hygiene keeps germs away.|
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