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Spelling list: ie words

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.
relieved *
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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