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ie words

These words follow the famous 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' rule for spelling the long /e/ sound.

Notice there is no 'c' directly before the 'ie' in any of these words.

The sheep were let loose in the field.
The instructions were too brief.
The tribe elected a chief.
His death caused terrible grief.
There was great relief at the rescue.
That child is getting up to mischief again.
My brother's daughter is my niece.
Please may I have a piece of cake?
The castle was under siege.
The priest blessed the people.
The tiger was fierce.
Pierce the lid before cooking.
He wanted to achieve good grades in school.
I can't believe she has married him.
She was relieved to hear her father was better.
The dog ran to retrieve the ball.
This truck's engine runs on diesel fuel.
Good hygiene keeps germs away.

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