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Spelling list: ie and ei words: rulebreakers

This list has some of the words that break the rule i before e except after c but only when the sound is e.

Learn about these words in unit 21. The 'I' before 'e' rule – does it work?

Log in for sound ancient Greece has many ancient ruins.
Log in for sound efficient An efficient machine works well.
Log in for sound sufficient Have you sufficient money for a cab home?
Log in for sound conscience My conscience is completely clear.
Log in for sound protein A balanced diet should contain protein.
Log in for sound seize Did you see him seize my purse?
Log in for sound weird I heard a very weird noise in the night.
Log in for sound foreign We love foreign travel.
Log in for sound sovereign A reigning king or queen is a sovereign.
Log in for sound forfeit To forfeit means to give up.
Log in for sound counterfeit Counterfeit bank notes have been forged.
Log in for sound height The height of the Eiffel Tower is 300m.
Log in for sound either You can have either of these two cakes.
Log in for sound neither Neither Jim nor Jack is fit to play.
Log in for sound leisure In my leisure time I enjoy swimming.
Log in for sound science Astronomy is the science of the stars.

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